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Man United interested in signing Serie A star who will be free agent in the summer

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United keen on signing Dries Mertens on a free in the summer

According to Daily Mail (h/t MEN), Manchester United are keen on signing Belgian attacker Dries Mertens in the summer transfer window.

The Napoli star will be out of contract in the summer and available on a free if he fails to extend his contract with the Partenopei.

According to the report, Solksjaer is keen on making three signings this summer with a midfielder, forward and a striker being the priorities.

Mertens is in the final few months of his contract

Mertens joined Napoli in 2013 and has turned into a crucial player for the Italians. He has played 303 times for the ‘Gli Azzurri’ and has scored 119 goals. (h/t Whoscored)

Chelsea were keen on securing the player in January but the deal could not be completed.

Mertens is reaching the end of his career and does not represent a long-term solution. However, the opportunity to bring in someone with the track record and experience of the 32-year-old for free should not be discounted.

Mertens is a versatile attacker and can play anywhere in the frontline. The Belgian’s set-piece abilities would also be an added benefit for us.

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The 32-year-old was part of the Napoli squad that won the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italia in 2014.

The 32-year-old has scored 18 times in 86 games for the Belgian national squad. He also won the Belgian player of the year in 2016 over the likes of Eden Hazard and Kevin de Bruyne.