Arsenal close to deal for £24.5m goal machine

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He’s known as the Napoli goal machine and according to talkSPORT Arsenal an d Tottenham are set to slug it out this summer for the hand of Dries Mertens.

alued at £24.5m, the 31-year-old Belgian has scored 46 times in his last 72 Serie A outings, a strike rate that has caught the eye of a number of top European clubs.

But Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport says the two north London clubs are leading the chase with the pair “keeping close tabs on the situation”.

With the transfer window soon to open, Mertens is expected to be one of the first tussles and talkSPORT claims that Napoli are “bracing themselves for summer interest”. Manchester United were once linked to the experienced frontman but their interest has cooled, leaving Arsenal and Tottenham in the hunt.



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