Napoli stay suits Mertens

02 June 2017 11:26:30 EST

Dries Mertens says he is content at Napoli even though the likes of Barcelona and Chelsea have reportedly been keen to sign him.

The Belgium international scored 28 goals for the side from Naples in Serie A in 2016/17 and had no hesitation in penning a new contract with the club.

The 30-year-old, who joined Napoli from PSV Eindhoven in 2013, said: "Discussions on my contract were always going to happen, there was no real pressure.

"The Premier League is the best competition for me, but I am happy at Napoli.

"It is possible that Barca were interested, but I have not had any direct contact. After a season like that, I am super happy at my club. I didn't want to leave.

"There was also interest from Chelsea and other clubs, but, in my head, there was never any intention to change clubs."

Napoli finished third in the season just ended, behind champions Juventus and second-placed Roma. Atalanta came fourth and Lazio fifth, with AC Milan, Inter Milan, Fiorentina, Torino and Sampdoria completing the top ten.

Juventus are 1/1 to lift the Champions League trophy on Saturday while Belgium are 50/1 to win the 2018 World Cup.

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