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Wednesday January 29 2020
Chelsea make Mertens approach

Chelsea are looking to bring Dries Mertens to England before the end of the transfer window, states Sky Sport Italia.

The Napoli striker is winding down his contract at the San Paolo, with only six months remaining.

Inter have reportedly been interested in signing the Belgian international in the summer.

However, Sky Sport Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio states that Chelsea would like to sign Mertens now.

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Wednesday January 29 2020
Inter look to Mertens

Inter are working on a plan to bring Dries Mertens to the club next summer, according to reports.

The Belgian is out of contract at the San Paolo in June, and Tuttosport states that the Nerazzurri are pondering on the idea of whether to make an approach for the 32-year-old.

Coach Antonio Conte is seeking another striker and with Alexis Sanchez returning to Manchester United in the summer, Inter are looking to Mertens to fill the gap left by Sanchez.

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Saturday January 25 2020
Nothing left of Sarri's Napoli

Maurizio Sarri and Napoli together felt like a fairytale, but as they reunite on Sunday, Tommaso Adami fears they’ll never find that chemistry again.

Once upon a time there was Naples, a city whose people were so in love with football that the God of the sport himself decided to descend from the heavens to join their team. He took them to heights they'd never even fathomed and brought the most beautiful trophies the city had ever seen. But one day, sadly, he had to leave.

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Friday January 24 2020
Monaco offer for Mertens

Napoli forward Dries Mertens has received an offer to join Monaco in June, claim reports in Italy, including a €5m signing-on bonus.

His contract with the Partenopei is due to expire at the end of this season and negotiations continue for an extension.

Meanwhile, proposals are piling up from elsewhere and a new one comes from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco.

According to the Corriere dello Sport, Monaco have offered a two-year contract worth €5m per season net along with a €5m signing-on bonus.

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Monday January 20 2020
Mertens wants Napoli extension

Dries Mertens is in positive negotiations to sign a contract extension with Napoli, claim Sky Sport Italia, despite other proposals.

The Belgian’s current deal is due to expire in June, so he could already be talking to different clubs for a new experience as a free agent.

However, according to Sky Sport Italia, Mertens is eager to remain at the Stadio San Paolo and talks are taking on a more positive tone in recent days.

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Monday January 20 2020
Napoli ready to explode

Napoli are a powder keg after a string of defeats, with reports of Allan and Dries Mertens arguing, President Aurelio De Laurentiis furious with Gennaro Gattuso.

Since Carlo Ancelotti was sacked on December 10, the Partenopei have lost four of Gattuso’s five Serie A games in charge, including the last three in a row.

The 2-0 home defeat to Fiorentina proved a breaking point, as the Corriere dello Sport claims Allan and Mertens had a heated argument in the dressing room.

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Thursday January 9 2020
Inter and Chelsea watch Mertens

Inter and Chelsea have approached Dries Mertens, according to reports in France, as his Napoli contract will expire in June.

The 32-year-old Belgium international remains in limbo, as he has not yet been able to agree a new deal with President Aurelio De Laurentiis.

He has been at the club since 2013 and is their all-time record scorer with 118 goals in 304 games.

The longer Mertens goes on without clarifying his future, the more speculation will inevitably swirl around his situation.

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Sunday January 5 2020
Re-Gennaration of Napoli

Gennaro Gattuso must build the new Napoli around their latest talent and usher out those whose time has come to an end, argues Elio Salerno.

Following his recent appointment as Napoli coach, Gennaro Gattuso will perhaps see the New Year and now open January transfer window as the ideal opportunity to refine his squad. A stuttering domestic campaign has thus far left the Partenopei down in eighth position and reviving their league form will be top of Rino’s agenda.

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Sunday January 5 2020
Gattuso: 'Napoli more like Inter'

Gennaro Gattuso wants Napoli to “rediscover enthusiasm” both on and off the field, but also to follow Inter’s path of “playing as a collective.”

It kicks off on Monday at 19.45 GMT, click here for a match preview.

“We need a great performance, as we are up against a very strong team, one of the most physical in the league,” said the coach in his press conference.

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Sunday January 5 2020
Report: Mertens out of Inter match

Napoli forward Dries Mertens has reportedly travelled home to Belgium, as a thigh injury forces him to miss the match against Inter.

The Partenopei coach Gennaro Gattuso’s injury list is growing ahead of the big game against the Nerazzurri on Monday night and the latest setback comes for the Belgium international Mertens.

Sky Sport Italia reports that the attacker struggles with an adductor problem in the thigh and has travelled back to his native Belgium and is expected to return during the middle of next week.

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