Juventus could make a bid to sign Napoli forward Dries Mertens on a free transfer in the summer.

The Bianconeri have made a habit of picking up players on expiring contracts for seemingly ‘free’ transfers for almost every season of the last eight.

Speaking on Top Planet, journalist Romero Agresti suggested it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Belgian international Mertens become the latest target for the club.

Mertens has a contract that expires in June 2020 and has yet to agree an extension with the Partenopei, leading to speculation that Juve, Milan and Inter will go head-to-head in an effort to secure him.

Juve may have an added edge as Agresti reports that Bianconeri sporting director Fabio Paratici followed Mertens when he was playing at PSV and Maurizio Sarri knows him well from their time at Napoli together.