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Blow for Chelsea as Mertens is set to renew Napoli contract

Chelsea's Frank Lampard will have to turn his attentions elsewhere as reports suggest that Dries Mertens is set to sign a new deal with Napoli. The Blues were strongly interested in the 33-year-old but he's set to remain in Italy as he'll be signing a new deal worth £140,000 a week. It appears that Chelsea were not the only team interested in a move for Mertens as Inter Milan had eyes on the Belgium international and were prepared to offer him a three-year deal worth £170,000 according to a report by The Guardian. Napoli have managed to convince the forward to stay and it's not a major surprise as he has been an asset since joining the club in 2013. Mertens has scored 90 goals for Napoli and also played his part in ensuring that they become Champions League regulars. It would have...