Napoli forward Dries Mertens 'wants to stay in Serie A'

Chelsea dealt blow in pursuit of Dries Mertens as Napoli forward ‘wants to stay in Serie A and join Inter’ should his contract expire this summer

  • Dries Mertens is set to see his contract at Napoli expire over the coming months  
  • The Belgium international has been linked with a move to the Premier League 
  • However, reports suggest the 34-year-old would be keen to continue in Serie A 

Chelsea could be set to miss out one of their top targets this summer with Dries Mertens eyeing a stay in Serie A should his Napoli contract expire. 

The Belgium international is reportedly a top target at Stamford Bridge but is also wanted by Inter and their former Blues boss Antonio Conte. 

And according to Sky Sports Italia, the 33-year-old would prioritise a move to the San Siro over a shot at the Premier League.  

Dries Mertens is reportedly looking to stay in Serie A should he leave Napoli this summer 

Mertens could link up with former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte at the San Siro if he joins Inter

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