Juventus are the latest club to show interest in Dries Mertens, who will be a free agent from Napoli and is already wanted by Inter, Monaco, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United.
The Belgium international’s contract expires this summer and he has not yet agreed personal terms for an extension.
So far, Inter and Chelsea have emerged as the favourites, with Manchester United, Arsenal and Monaco also ready to swoop.
However, Sport Mediaset claim today that a reunion with Maurizio Sarri at Juventus could also be on the cards.
It was Sarri who transformed Mertens from a winger into a False 9, leading to a rush of results that made him joint all-time scorer in Napoli’s history.
With Gonzalo Higuain – another former Napoli striker – looking to leave and Sarri trying to implement a 4-3-3 formation, Mertens would be an addition who already knows the ins and outs of Sarri’s tactics.
It remains to be seen if Mertens would accept Napoli’s bitter rivals Juve, as he may well prefer to go abroad.
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