CorSport: Napoli star makes preference clear amid offers from Milan, Chelsea and Inter

By Oliver Fisher -

Striker Dries Mertens has made his intentions clear regarding his future at Napoli amid links with a move to AC Milan in recent days.

Earlier on Monday a report emerged from Spain claiming Milan are in advanced talks with the entourage of Mertens and an announcement could arrive next week.

Then it was confirmed on Tuesday by La Stampa that the Rossoneri are in talks with the Belgium international, who turns 33 today.

However, according to il Corriere dello Sport on Wednesday (via MilanLive), Mertens’ priority is in fact to find agreement with Napoli and stay at the club where he has been since 2013.

Their president Aurelio De Laurentiis has allegedly made an offer to extend Mertens’ expiring contract and is now waiting for an offer, and the forward will take it seriously as Napoli are his first choice.

There is no shortage of offers from Italy and abroad, with the paper adding that Chelsea and Inter have put offers on the table, but anything can still happen as Mertens hasn’t made any final decisions yet.

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