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Chelsea approach Napoli for Dries Mertens

Chelsea are in contact with Napoli striker Dries Mertens.

The Daily Mail says Chelsea have made an enquiry for Mertens as they consider options for their attack.

The 32-year old was expected to leave Napoli in the summer but Chelsea are exploring whether a deal can be done now.

Chelsea want a forward amid Tottenham interest in Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham playing through injury.

Like Tottenham, they have been offered Krzysztof Piatek from AC Milan but they want a loan with obligation to buy at around £28million.

Both Premier League sides would prefer a straight loan with an option instead should Piatek impress.

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