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Napoli to offer Mertens bumper improved deal to ward off Lampard

Napoli haven't given up on keeping hold of Dries Mertens.

Off contract at the end of June, Mertens has been holding talks with Chelsea boss Frank Lampard about a Bosman move to London.

However, TMW says Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has moved to convince Mertens to stay.

The Belgium international will be offered a €2m signing bonus plus a new two-year deal worth a base €4m rising by a further €500,000 in bonuses.

And in Naples there's a confidence Mertens will now re-sign.

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