Alvaro Morata replacement? €30m Seria A striker reveal when he will join Chelsea

Napoli forward Dries Mertens has hinted at the chance to play for Chelsea next season.

Chelsea have struggled to add teeth to their attack in their recent run of matches, dropping points against Tottenham and Arsenal in the Premier League.

Sarri is on the hunt for a striker since Alvaro Morata has failed to deliver the goods this term.

Mertens contract at Napoli will be terminated in 2020, unless it is renewed. That is unlikely to happen with the striker hinting a move away from the Naples side.

Mertens has 10 goals and has put in four assists for Napoli in 19 appearances for the Serie A giants this term.

Despite his fine start to the season, Mertens is eyeing a move away from Naples when his contract runs out.

Speaking to The Times, the Belgium international praised the ticking mindset of Sarri. He owned up that the shape of a player he’s become is all because of the Italian tactician.

Sarri does not have an off button. I think he sleeps one hour a night and he is always thinking about football. Maybe because he had less time because he arrived late in the game and he is playing catch-up? I learnt a lot from him.

I love it here [at Napoli] but maybe in one year, I’m free [from my contract], so maybe you never know, maybe Sarri is going to call me. We will see.

Mertens revealed he could join his mentor at Stamford Bridge when his contract runs out in 2020.

“I love it here [at Napoli] but maybe in one year, I’m free [from my contract], so maybe you never know, maybe Sarri is going to call me. We will see.”

He is currently valued at 30,00 Mill. €.