Mertens, who scored 12 times and recorded six assists in 29 appearances for his Italian club this term, is now in talks with Frank Lampard.
Mertens ongoing agreement with Napoli is going to come to an end in June, and it is generally speculated that Belgium will try new pastures this summer.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard was officially in touch with Napoli forward Dries Mertens to explore a possible transfer to Stamford Bridge ahead of the 2020-21 season.
According to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Blues Manager Seveso has now made ‘contact’ with Mertens in the hope of winning the Belgian signature race ahead of next season.
The 32-year-old scored 121 goals in 311 outings for Gil Azzurri, was linked with Manchester United, Roma, Arsenal and Monaco but Chelsea is said to have recently stepped up their involvement.