According to The Telegraph, quite a reputable source, Chelsea will make a last-ditch bid to sign Dries Mertens after their first approach was rejected by Napoli.
Chelsea to make last-ditch final Mertens bid. If unsuccessful (which is currently the more likely), it could impact Giroud future. Tottenham still interested in Giroud. https://t.co/3pE16Irn6D
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) January 30, 2020
The Serie A side have told that they are not going to part ways with the 32-year-old at the moment despite his contract running out in June 2020.
However, it won’t stop the Blues from making one last offer for the striker.
Dries joined Napoli in summer 2013 in a €9.5m deal from PSV. The current campaign is the attacker’s 7th with Gli Azzurri.
All in all, Mertens has made 304 appearances for the club, scoring 118 goals, providing 71 assists and winning 2 trophies.
This term, the Belgian has taken part in 22 games across all competitions so far, scored 9 goals and registered 4 assists, which includes 5 goals and an assist in 6 Champions League matches.