Maurizio Sarri is looking to bring reinforcements with him as soon as he takes over at Chelsea to replace Antonio Conte.
Sarri is looking for a couple of targets and Napoli forward Dries Mertens is reportedly among them.
Mertens had a £24.5m release clause expire last week but that won’t stop Sarri from asking the Chelsea board to bring the Belgium international to Stamford Bridge.
Midfielder Jean Michael Seri from OGC Nice could also be subject to a bid from Chelsea after Sarri’s arival.
With Willian also linked with a move to Manchester United, Christian Pulisic of Borussia Dortmund might be on the way to replace him.