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Everton should rival Chelsea and Inter Milan for Dries Mertens

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Everton should rival Chelsea and Inter Milan for Dries Mertens

The 32-year-old could be on the move from Napoli this month and Carlo Ancelotti knows all about the Belgian.

Napoli forward Dries Mertens is set to be a wanted man during the January transfer window and Everton should enter the race.

According to Le10 Sport, the experienced player is wanted by Chelsea and Inter Milan, with Mertens available for £10 million (Express).

The 32-year-old can walk away during the summer for free and his current club could choose to cash in this month.

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If Napoli are considering selling this month, then Carlo Ancelotti has to consider a reunion with his former player.

Mertens is a long-serving Napoli player. He arrived in 2013 from PSV and has been nothing short of a revelation for the Serie A side.

In 304 games for the Naples giants, he has scored 118 goals and registered 71 assists.

At 32, it is is easy to see why his current club are willing to cash in but he is still capable of doing a job somewhere else.

 

Everton supporters have grown tired in recent years at not seeing their club attract quality players. Marco Silva’s recruitment in the summer wasn’t overly great, with a large chunk wasted on Alex Iwobi.

Ancelotti could secure a quality signing that would surely excite Everton supporters by landing Mertens.

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Mertens leads the line well, finds pockets of space with his energetic style and is also lethal in the penalty area.

Everton have picked up somewhat under Ancelotti.

There is still work to do, however, and signing a player with the quality of Mertens would be ideal.

His arrival would send out a message to Everton’s rivals that they mean business and send out a firm statement of intent.

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