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According to a report by Daily Telegraph, Maurizio Sarri, who looks set to be the next Chelsea manager has asked the Blues to sign Dries Mertens from Napoli.

The defender played in Senegal's 2-1 victory over Poland at the World Cup in Russian Federation and made the revelation when speaking to journalists after the game. Sarri, a former banker, has been linked with the post even before the 59-year-old stepped down from the Napoli hotseat after guiding them to runners-up spot behind Juventus for the second time in three campaigns. "I'm disappointed that he leaves like this but we have now a big coach (Carlo Ancelotti)".

Gianfranco Zola's agent has said he has not yet had any contact with Chelsea amid reports that Zola left his role as a pundit on Tuesday to fly to London. He then tried convincing the club board to make a move for him last summer, but failed to do so once again before the player penned a new deal with Napoli.

Chelsea would have to move fast if they are to sign the Belgian on the cheap as he has a £25m release clause in his contract that will expire next week. At Napoli, we enjoyed so much the play and the supporters enjoyed so much too.

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Sport Italia are now reporting that not only will Sarri be announced at Chelsea very soon, but that his very first signing will be joining him at the same press conference. "At Chelsea I think it will be the same".

Jose Mourinho has reportedly expressed an interest in the CSKA Moscow forward and was present to watch him in action against Austria in a friendly earlier this month.

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