Sunday June 7 2020
Napoli: 'Mertens announcement soon'

Napoli will announce a new contract with Dries Mertens very soon, confirms director of sport Cristiano Giuntoli, but Jose Callejon ‘hasn’t decided yet.’

Both are due to become free agents when their deals expire on June 30, but at least one of the old guard is remaining at the Stadio San Paolo.

“Mertens showed how much he cares about this jersey and we will announce the contract renewal very soon,” Giuntoli told Sky Sport Italia.

The Belgian was reported to be on the verge of a move to Inter, but also tracked by Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United.

“He was never distant from Napoli, but there was some fear of losing him, as there is with all great players.”

Callejon is in a similar situation, with rumours he is heading for Valencia or Sevilla.

“He hasn’t decided yet. This is his home and Callejon will let us know what he chooses.”