Chelsea look set to be on a transfer spree this summer, however, that won’t be including Dries Mertens.
Frank Lampard had been keen to bring in the Belgian in January and he had been the number one target. However, Chelsea failed to bring in the 33-year-old from Napoli and they won’t be likely to do so this summer.
The Napoli forward had been set to leave the club in the coming months with his contract with the Serie A club coming to an end at the climax of the 2019/20 campaign.
The forward has just become Napoli’s record goalscorer and has signed a deal which will keep him at the club until 2022.
That has now ended any discussion of Mertens exiting the Stadio San Paolo in the summer, despite his game time has deteriorated.
However, it appears that the Blues have moved on from the Belgian and are looking to spend big this summer.
Meanwhile, they are still in the race for Kai Havertz and are looking for a left-back to come in and replace Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri.