Incoming Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri 'wants to sign Dries Mertens'

Chelsea Join Arsenal & Man Utd In Race To Sign 22-Year-Old World Cup Star

If Sarri is appointed manager at Chelsea, he is keen to target some of his former players, including Senegal global defender Koulibaly.

Maurizio Sarri has identified Matias Vecino and Jose Maria Callejon as his top two targets once he becomes Chelsea FC boss, according to a report. "It's disappointing that he leaves like this".

Sportsmail revealed on Monday that the veteran Italian is close to replacing Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea hoping to resolve the situation this week. The big challenge though which the incoming Chelsea manager would face is to convince the board to sign the Belgium striker as he is already 31-years old and would cost a fortune in the transfer market.

Mertens probably has a couple of good years left in him but having Eden Hazard on one wing and his Belgian teammate on the other could provide us with one of the most destructive attacks in the Premier League.

More news: Supreme Court rules that internet sales can be taxed by states

Kalidou Koulibaly, the Senegal and Napoli defender, has effectively confirmed that Maurizio Sarri will be Chelsea manager after delivering a ringing endorsement of his work in Naples. When a coach like this comes he needs time.

The Italian's representatives are finalising the details of his proposed contract with Chelsea and it has been made clear to the club that Sarri wants them to pursue the Juventus star.

'At Napoli we enjoyed it very much as players and the supporters enjoyed it very much.

The Spaniard's future at Chelsea has been under the scanner with Juventus believed to be interested and even the Blues have been linked with a move for Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski. I think Chelsea fans will enjoy the style of football he plays.

Related News:

  • EU withdrawal bill compromise deal divides East Lancashire's MPs

    EU withdrawal bill compromise deal divides East Lancashire's MPs

    A total of 89 Labour MPs defied Corbyn in the vote on this amendment, making it the party's biggest Brexit rebellion yet. No government would survive if it tried to dispense with Parliament's input, he said.
    #HotGoss: Beyonce and Jay-Z release joint album

    #HotGoss: Beyonce and Jay-Z release joint album

    Tidal swapped its weekend exclusive on Jay-Z and Beyonce's album for a new exclusive, a single from the Carters called Salud . On the record, they get extremely personal about life, love, relationships , cheating, family and, of course, friends.

    Bernd Leno gives awkward answer as he names three ex-players

    It is a big boost of confidence for the right-back, who has been a target for Juventus and Barcelona and Manchester United. Arsenal unveiled Leno just hours after the club revealed their new-look coaching team under Unai Emery .
  • Prince Louis’s Baptism Will Have a Deep Connection to Princess Diana

    George was also christened at the Chapel Royal, but Charlotte was baptised at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham. The announcement comes days after speculation that his Christening would happen between of June and first weeks of July .
    Mexico beats defending champ Germany at World Cup

    Mexico beats defending champ Germany at World Cup

    Mexico's seismic monitoring network, Simmsa, said the vibrations were picked up by at least two sensors when Lozano scored. The resulting corner caused panic in the Germany box, before a grateful Manuel Neuer pounced on the ball.
    Technology saved France against Australia

    Technology saved France against Australia

    Webb added: "We can rectify mistakes in real time and come to better outcomes and fairer results". At least, we. deserved to play a draw'.
  • Mexico's World Cup Goal Sparks Seismic Activity

    Mexico's World Cup Goal Sparks Seismic Activity

    Paez described the game as a welcome distraction from Mexico's upcoming July 1 presidential election. "AMLO can be beat". The story of the travelling Mexican fans and the great lengths they go to support the team stands out.
    First lady Melania Trump ‘hates’ to see families separated

    First lady Melania Trump ‘hates’ to see families separated

    Laura Bush said the ongoing policy at the border " breaks her heart " in an editorial published by The Washington Post . In a recent six-week period there were almost 2,000 family separations. "I live in a border state", Bush said.
    Iran expects OPEC to stick to supply limits

    Iran expects OPEC to stick to supply limits

    Meanwhile, the market was also weighing a surprise drop in U.S. crude stocks figures, which is typically bullish for the market. Another idea would see an immediate increase of 500,000 barrels, followed by a similar rise in the fourth quarter.
  • Spain Overcomes Iran's Stubborn Defense in the World Cup

    Spain Overcomes Iran's Stubborn Defense in the World Cup

    Spain had to contend with more than just a well-drilled and fierce team of opponents - they were also playing against the crowd. David Silva sent a free kick straight into the arms of keeper Ali Beiranvand in the 25th minute for Spain's first shot on goal.
    Uruguay take nothing for granted against chastened Saudis

    Uruguay take nothing for granted against chastened Saudis

    Uruguay got 14 shot attempts overall, four of which were on target and it overcame 12 fouls in what was a physical match. Russia , however, were in total control and added a third when Dyzuba, totally unmarked, headed in Golovin's cross.
    Michael Porter Jr. cancels workout, may still allow medical evaluations

    Michael Porter Jr. cancels workout, may still allow medical evaluations

    He could go as high as No. 2, but if these constant injuries become a problem them that could scare a lot of teams away from him. Porter dropping to the late lottery would be a noteworthy turn of events for a player rated so highly in his high school class.


Most liked

New 'Time' magazine cover shows Trump looking down at crying migrant child
TIME magazine puts the issue of family separation squarely at President Donald Trump's feet in a cover released Thursday. Church groups and human rights advocates have sharply criticised the policy , calling it inhumane.

Governor’s rule won’t affect ongoing military operations in J&K: Army Chief
Other pro-India political parties said the alliance was bound to collapse, given the two parties' different political ideologies. There are many views about security and development activities, which created differences between the two sides.

Major Upsets as World Cup Advances
North said the fans take pride in showing others that they clean up and are respectful outside their country. He said: "You often hear people say that football is a reflection of culture".

Google Brings Android Messages to the Web
Many of these features were announced when the company revealed its upcoming Android Messages overhaul in April. Also, Google has made it easier to copy and paste passwords and verification codes that are sent via texts.

Trump Signs Executive Order to Stop Family Separations at Border
Iran, which tends to seize any opportunity to criticize U.S. government policy, also spoke out against the separation of families. ORR has 100 sites scattered across 17 states , which means children can be on the other side of the country from their parents.

U.S. exit from Human Rights Council 'opportunity for Australia'
Many politicians echoed the Obama administration's reasons for joining the council when speaking out against the decision. The U.S. pullout was bound to have ripple effects for at least two countries at the council: China and Israel.

Xi Jinping, Kim Jong Un hold talks in Beijing
Kim told Xi he hoped to work with China and other parties to push the peace process, Chinese state television said. This is the third meeting between Xi and Kim since March as North Korea continues to seek global recognition.

Thomas Markle 'jealous' of Prince Charles after wedding
As for the invasion of his privacy after the engagement was announced, he said: 'I'm very proud of her, and I'll adjust to this. The retired Hollywood lighting designer's interview with with Piers Morgan of " Good Morning Britain " started off well enough.

The burgeoning US-China trade war has entered a new phase
Months of tit-for-tat trade measures between Beijing and Washington have had a fairly limited impact on currencies up to now. USA stock markets are set for a sharply lower open as tensions over trade between the US and China seem closer to a boil.

Zendaya Stuns in Second Red-Hot Look at MTV Movie & TV Awards 2018!
Zendaya turned heads in a multi-tier, off-the-shoulder red tulle gown with gold heels and matching circular earrings. Black Panther won Movie of the Year at the awards, which were presented Saturday and broadcast Monday.

Brazil coach Tite adored for turning around national team
Three of the previous four defending World Cup champions failed to reach the knockout stages, France, Italy and Spain. Switzerland went on to beat Germany, Italy, Colombia and Nigeria and took the historic world title.

Several feared dead after strong natural disaster hits near Osaka in western Japan
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the government was assessing damage and that its top priority was the safety of residents. A 5.9 magnitude quake rattled the city of Osaka, western Japan on Monday morning, leading to partial building collapses.

Ruet-e-Hilal Committee meets today to sight Shawwal moon
In Ramzan, the 9th month of Islamic calendar , Muslims observe fast and abstain from food and water from dawn to dusk. King Salman also thanked Allah for having helped Saudi Arabia "remain adherent to Islamic Shariah law".

Exiled Yemen president goes to UAE as port attack looms
The Saudi-led coalition has been criticized for its airstrikes killing civilians. The UN Security Council is scheduled to meet to discuss the offensive.

Ian Wright's brilliant reaction to Lionel Messi penalty miss
This match was, fairly or otherwise, seen by many as the likely winners versus fourth place and it has ended in a draw. A downcast Messi spoke of his disappointment at the penalty miss.