Date: 1st May 2018 at 7:18pm
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have significantly improved their forward ranks during the past 12 months, landing , and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, but it seems the are still eyeing additional recruits.

Calcio Mercato state Arsenal, along with , are monitoring the contract situation between and Belgium international , which has already rumbled on throughout the current campaign.

Mertens, 30, is seeking an annual salary of €4m-a-year to remain with the title-chasers, with Napoli’s priority being to remove the reported €28m release-clause currently in the experienced forward’s contract.

Napoli’s struggles to secure the Serie A title, after seen their ambitions handed a huge blow following defeat to on Sunday, could increase the possibility of Mertens leaving for a side he deems to be more competitive.

Mertens has been with Napoli since 2013, scoring 67 league goals in 167 appearances – while he’s ninth in the club’s all-time scoring charts, boasting 89 across all competitions.