Napoli winger Dries Mertens will end speculation regarding his future at Stadio San Paolo by signing a new deal with the club, Sky Sport Italia has revealed.
The 28-year-old hasn’t quite managed to establish himself as an undisputed starter in Naples and with quite a few top clubs showing interest in his services, he was linked with a summer exit.
But, with the Azzurri keen to keep hold of their prized asset, they have now offered the winger a new deal until June 2010.
It is believed that talks over a new contract are already in progress and they should eventually result in Mertens extending his stay at Stadio San Paolo.
The Belgium international arrived as a big name signing from PSV Eindhoven two years ago and he has done well to justify the hype.
Mertens has scored 23 goals and produced 24 assists in 99 competitive appearances for the Azzurri, despite starting quite a few of those games from the bench.