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Napoli reject huge Hammers bid

Filed: Tuesday, 2nd May 2017
By: Staff Writer

Napoli have rejected a 30million bid from West Ham for Belgian international Dries Mertens, according to Italian journalist Raffaele Auriemma.

Speaking on Radio CRC, writer and presenter Auriemma claimed that the 29-year-old is set to extend his contract with Gli Azzurri - despite Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis having recently rejected the record-breaking offer from the Hammers.

"Mertens will sign within a matter of hours," said Auriemma. "He was convinced by his wife who who wanted to stay in Naples. Napoli have already rejected an offer from West Ham of 30million for the Belgian."

Mertens - who has been in Italy since 2013 and has scored 21 times for Napoli in Serie A this season - has been closely linked with potential moves to the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham in recent weeks.

The diminutive striker, who stands 5'7" tall has featured 57 times for his country - for whom he made his debut in 2004 - scoring 11 goals.

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