Napoli star Dries Mertens has been linked to several Premier League clubs for a few seasons now, as his success in Italy just couldn’t be ignored.

With nine goals and five assists in only eleven matches this season, the rumours won’t go away so soon, with bigger clubs joining the race now.

Manchester United were reportedly one of them, with several rumours coming out in the summer, even though no bids were seriously claimed.

But the interest has, or claims of such, have been given a boost, as in an interview with Italian newspaper Tuttosport, former Napoli director Pierpaolo Marino has insisted it’s true, Manchester United have been following the player.

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“The €28m clause is likely to be a low price even if he is 30. It turns out that United are following him very closely,” (via Calcio Mercato).

Quite simply, if Manchester United want the Belgian, they can have him, but there doesn’t appear any immediate need in Jose Mourinho’s squad.