Chelsea reportedly scouting 24-goal attacker, Conte is said to be ‘crazy’ about him

The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are looking forward to a summer of spending, and Antonio Conte has seemingly already found a potential target…

According to Belgian outlet HLN, Chelsea have compiled an extensive report on Napoli attacker Dries Mertens, who has been seriously impressive in Serie A this season. Conte is said to be ‘crazy’ about the Belgian – leaving the Blues in the Transfer Tavern very excited.

Mertens has had a career-defining season in Italy this year, bagging a whopping 24 league goals for an otherwise impressive Napoli team. Able to play across the attack, his versatility is a vital trait – though his most potent position is undoubtedly as a lone striker.

It will come as no surprise that the Blues are targeting another forward, with Michy Batshuayi recently touted with a move away from the club. Given that he has rarely featured under Conte, a sale certainly makes sense. Perhaps his Belgian compatriot, Mertens, will be considered as a potential replacement for the disappointing striker.

It appears as though Conte has a lot up his sleeve at Stamford Bridge this summer, and the Blues in the Transfer Tavern are looking forward to seeing what the Italian will do…

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