Report: Everton on alert as Dries Mertens admits he is open to possible Premier League move

Everton are keen to sign Dries Mertens from Napoli.

According to the Liverpool Echo, Everton have been placed on alert following comments from Dries Mertens admitting that he wants a move to the Premier League.

Speaking about his future, the 28-year-old winger said: “Therefore, I’ll think about what I want. The Premier League for example, is also a good competition. Who knows, I can still go there? My contract runs until 2018, and next summer maybe there are options.”

Mertens, currently with Napoli, was linked with a switch to the Premier League over the summer, with Everton one of the teams keen to sign him. HLN claimed back in July that Mertens was a target for the Toffees, when it seemed that Kevin Mirallas would be leaving Goodison Park.

However, Mirallas remained on Merseyside, and no deal for Mertens was completed.

Despite this, it is apparent that Roberto Martinez is still keen on the winger, and has been handed a boost considering Mertens’ recent comments.

With the Belgian international admitting that the Premier League interests him, and that a move next summer could be a possibility, the Toffees are sure to continue scouting Mertens for the remainder of the 2015/16 campaign.

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