Napoli star Dries Mertens, who scored 35 goals in all the competitions this season, has confirmed his agent had held talks with Chelsea.
Mertens told Sky Sports News HQ: “Yes there was interest from Chelsea, and from other clubs also, but in my head there was never an intention to change clubs”.
It is understood the Dutch star won’t join Antonio Conte‘s squad following his recently contract extension to stay at San Paolo.
“This season was really good. I am going to try and be even better next year. – he added – Yes there is a buyout clause. But I’m happy at Napoli and I want to stay. I really like Italy. I am good there and they treat me good.”