Napoli forward Dries Mertens admits he would be open to a move to the Premier League, putting Liverpool on red alert.

Napoli are looking to tie Mertens down to a new contract, despite him still having three years remaining on his current deal.

The 28-year-old has talked up the prospect of renewing terms at the Stadio San Paolo, but admits a Premier League switch could be a possibility.

The Belgium international has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool in recent seasons.

And when asked about a possible move to Engand, Mertens told Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws: "The Premier League would be a good challenge.

"I have a contract until 2018, but maybe other options will appear then.

"Last week we talked about the renewal, it's nice to know that the club is counting on you."

Source: Daily Express

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