Frank Lampard Opens Talks With Belgium Star Over A Summer Transfer

Chelsea are keen to seal a summer free transfer move for Napoli star Dries Mertens. According to reports in Italy, boss Frank Lampard has held talks with the Belgian. Mertens has been linked with a move to the Premier League on several occasions with Manchester City and Manchester United also on the list of his admirers

Lampard is keen to improve his Chelsea’s squad, most especially the attack by bringing a new forward to Stamford Bridge this summer in a deal that he hopes will bridge the gap between Champions League contender to title winners.

Chelsea can boost of a talisman in Mertens with the Belgian scoring 90 goals in his last 226 Serie A appearances.

And according to Gianluca di Marzio, Lampard has made direct contact with Mertens regarding a free transfer to Chelsea at the end of the season.

However, it remains unclear when the transfer window will open this summer with the league season potentially extending well into July and beyond, pushing the transfer window into August and September

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