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Manchester United interested in Napoli’s Dries Mertens

Manchester United interested in Napoli’s Dries Mertens

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At one point Napoli’s Dries Mertens looked to be signing a new contract with the Italian side, but contract negotiations have stalled and now Gazzetta Dello Sport suggests that Mertens is drawing interest from United.

United’s lack of options and experience up front have been widely discussed this season, and if the club were looking for a low-cost option to solve that issue, they could do worse than.

Considering that Mertens is 32, this might be a reason that this move is purely speculation at this point. United have placed and emphasis on getting younger under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær.

United were linked back in December when it was made clear the Belgian could be leaving in January, and it seems that interest has not gone away.