NEWS
Monday April 16 2018
Napoli in Mertens gridlock?

Napoli and Dries Mertens are reportedly in gridlock over a new contract, amidst speculation that the forward could move to Spain or England.

According to Calciomercato.com, Napoli have been trying to extend Mertens’ deal – which expires in 2020 – for the past two months, but there is ‘still no positive news’.

The website notes President Aurelio De Laurentiis is keen to revoke the Belgian’s €28m release clause, which is only valid for foreign clubs.

However, Mertens – who turns 31 in May – would be considering an experience in the Premier League or La Liga.

The attacker has scored 21 times for the Partenopei this season but has gone five games without a goal.

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