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Man United BLOW! Serie A star to reject Old Trafford move and sign new contract

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first_imgManchester United target Dries Mertens is finally set to snub interest from the Premier League by signing a new deal at Napoli.That is the revelation from the Serie A club’s president Aurelio De Laurentiis, who is confident that the star striker will stay with them.Mertens has scored 24 goals in just 32 Serie A outings this term having been moved into a centre-forward position.However his long-term future has remained unclear with his current deal set to expire next year – and an extension still not signed.Manchester United have been heavily linked with the Belgian hotshot all season while it has been suggested that West Ham are also lining up a surprise offer of their own.But after months of negotiations, De Laurentiis believes Napoli have finally convinced the 29-year-old to stay.He told Corriere dello Sport: “I believe that we are close and therefore the signature should arrive shortly.“Let’s just say that in a week we should achieve what we have been talking about.” Dries Mertens has scored 24 goals in Serie A this season 1last_img read more