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Napoli forward Dries Mertens signs new two-year contract

The Belgium forward is Napoli’s all-time top goalscorer.

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Dries Mertens was linked with a move to Chelsea (Adam Davy/PA)

Dries Mertens was linked with a move to Chelsea (Adam Davy/PA)

Dries Mertens was linked with a move to Chelsea (Adam Davy/PA)

Dries Mertens has ended speculation about his future by signing a new two-year deal at Napoli.

The Belgium forward, Napoli’s all-time top goalscorer with 122 since joining the club in 2013, was recently linked with a move to Chelsea.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis said on Twitter: “Pleased to be together for a long time to come – long live Dries!”

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