Dries Mertens rumours refuse to go away as “final” bid comes in

Dries Mertens to Chelsea is seemingly the only transfer with any legs right now, and there have been a trickle of updates through the day to keep us interested.

The latest wash of whispers indicates that Chelsea are going to make another bid, and it comes from the Telegraph, a moderately good source that has Matt Law on the Chelsea beat.

He Tweeted the following not long ago:

As he admits, it’s a huge long shot. Trying to prise him away without serious pushing on his part will be difficult. He’s just a couple of goals short of the Napoli record too – if only they’d kept Carlo Ancelotti in charge a little longer he might already have it and be on his way to Stamford Bridge.

This one is almost dead – but it still lives. Let’s see what they think of this “final” bid. His contract is up in the summer – can we make an offer they can’t refuse?