Inter ‘a real possibility’ for Napoli winger Mertens, agent says

Napoli winger Dries Mertens could join Serie A rivals Inter Milan, according to the player's agent.

Dino Panato

There is "a real possibility" that Napoli winger Dries Mertens will join Inter this summer, according to his agent.

The Belgium international stressed last month he had no desire to quit the Stadio San Paolo as talk of interest from Inter and Bundesliga side Schalke grew.

However, agent Soren Lerby has now opened the door to a potential move to Roberto Mancini’s side before the end of the transfer window.

"Inter? I can say that we’re not just talking about rumours and unfounded suggestions. The Nerazzurri represent a real possibility," he told FCInterNews.

"Dries is happy at Napoli, but next week we will know more about his future."

Mertens would represent an ideal replacement for Xherdan Shaqiri, who left Inter for Stoke City earlier this week.

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