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EPL English Premier LeagueDries Mertens Agrees to Sign Inter, Chelsea Too Late

Dries Mertens Agrees to Sign Inter, Chelsea Too Late

Inter reportedly agreed terms with Napoli forward Dries Mertens, meaning Chelsea (also pursuing the player) lost its chance to secure him.

Inter has overtaken Chelsea for Mertens, and Corriere della Sera is now reporting that they have officially entered into a two-year contract worth € 5 m a season, with a €4 m sign-on bonus.

La Repubblica has gone one step further, writing how this week a ‘common understanding’ was reached between the Nerazzurri and the Belgian members.

The two newspapers believe that the 32-year-old’s arrival on a free transfer would essentially pave the way for Lautaro Martinez to join Barcelona. That’s because he’d be slotted right into the attack on Beneamat, alongside compatriot Romelu Lukaku.

On the other hand, Inter will soon be unable to cash in on Perisic. According to Sky Sport Italia, Bayern missed the deadline to take up their €20 m option to permanently transfer the winger’s loan.

So, Bayern Munich missed the deadline to purchase Ivan Perisic. However, the broadcaster says that the German giants have been calling for more time due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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