Transfer: Jorginho hints at Chelsea’s move for Mertens

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Chelsea midfielder, Jorginho has hinted at the Blues’ possible move for Napoli’s Dries Mertens.

Jorginho played alongside Mertens at Napoli before he was signed by former Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri in 2018. According to the Daily Mail, Jorginho ‘liked’ a post on Instagram showing a picture of him and Mertens during their time at Napoli, accompanied with some emojis indicating that a transfer is close for the Belgium international.

Idealgist had reported on Wednesday that Mertens has emerged as a shock transfer target for Chelsea The Belgium international is being discussed by Chelsea board as an option to bring in before Friday�s transfer deadline. Mertens, 32, has scored four goals in 16 Serie A games for Napoli this campaign.

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard recently admitted that the Stamford Bridge club need to sign a new creative forward following the departure of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid.

He said: “There will be discussions about where we can strengthen. “The transfer window will be a bit fluid.

“It is quite clear in the summer we lost Eden Hazard who has been a huge part of scoring and creating for us in the last few seasons. We need more competition in those creative areas.”

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