Winger could be part of Stamford Bridge reshuffle.
Chelsea are reportedly keeping tabs on PSV Eindhoven winger Dries Mertens as manager Andre Villas-Boas’ revolution of the Blues squad continues to take shape.
Mertens only moved to PSV in the early part of the summer after a promising season with FC Utrecht, but his sensational form with his new team this season has made Europe’s elite clubs sit up and take notice.
13 goals in 17 league appearances from the left wing are statistics impossible to argue with, and it would be interesting to see how he could fit into the Chelsea squad.
Andre Villas Boas has the unenviable task of having to replace multiple senior players at a similar time in John Terry, Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, Florent Malouda and Nicolas Anelka, but although his team haven’t always shone this season, the work he is doing is clear to see.
It is thought that despite Juan Mata’s current deployment on the left wing, he will eventually move to an attacking central midfield role, which would leave the left wing spot open for Mertens.
The Belgium international could then win a transfer to Stamford Bridge at the expense of his international colleague Kevin de Bruyne.