Dries Mertens has scored 46 goals in his previous 72 Serie A games for Napoli
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He’s known as the Napoli goal machine and according to talkSPORT Arsenal and Tottenham are set to slug it out this summer for the hand of Dries Mertens.
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Valued at £24.5m, the 31-year-old Belgian has scored 46 times in his last 72 Serie A outings, a strike rate that has caught the eye of a number of top European clubs.
But Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport says the two north London clubs are leading the chase with the pair “keeping close tabs on the situation”.
With the transfer window soon to open, Mertens is expected to be one of the first tussles and talkSPORT claims that Napoli are “bracing themselves for summer interest”. Manchester United were once linked to the experienced frontman but their interest has cooled, leaving Arsenal and Tottenham in the hunt.
Gunners ‘launch bid’ for Evans
Talking of veterans, the Daily Star reports that the Gunners have “launched a bid for West Brom defender Jonny Evans”.
Like Mertens, the Northern Irishman is 31 and his experience is valued among a string of top clubs with Manchester City also reportedly interested.
With the Baggies having been relegated to the Championship, it’s surely only a matter of time before Evans hands in a transfer request, and the Star says that he could be available for as …read more
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