Chelsea deal now on? 10-goal hitman admits interest in working with ‘Crazy’ Maurizio Sarri

Napoli forward Dries Mertens has hinted he would relish the opportunity to link up with Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri again.

Mertens has been in sensational form for the Italians once again this season and already has 10 goals in just 12 stars for the Serie A outfit this season, and his performances has once again linked him with a move to Stamford Bridge.

Sarri is desperate to add a proven top-level striker to his line-up, and having already worked with Mertens at Napoli, the attacker is high up on the shopping list along with Mauro Icardi and Gonzalo Higuaín.

Now Mertens has he has suggested he would be open to working with Sarri again after discussing his future before the 1-0 loss to Liverpool in the Champions League.

‘I love it here,’ the 31-year-old told The Times.

‘But maybe in one year, I’m free, so maybe you never know, maybe Sarri is going to call me. We will see.

‘Sarri does not have an off button,’ he added.

‘I think he sleeps one hour a night and he is always thinking about football. Maurizio Sarri reflects on

‘Maybe because he had less time because he arrived late in the game and he is playing catch-up? I learnt a lot from him.

‘The thing I loved most about him is that you feel you are playing with 12 not 11. He puts the line very high so the strikers feel the midfielders are close.

‘I’m sure now Sarri is learning things about London. He knows so many facts, he’s crazy but interesting.’

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Would Mertens be worth the money?

He is the type of striker that needs once chance to finish and his movement up front would create a whole load of space for the likes of Eden Hazard, Willian and Pedro to run into, and the fact that Sarri knows how to get the best out of him, he could be a instant hit.

He could be a great signing for us.


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