Frank Lampard and Chelsea haven't given up in their efforts to sign Dries Mertens for next season after Inter approached the Napoli forward in the last week.
The in-demand 33-year-old has still yet to decide his future, with his contract at Napoli ending on June 30. The Partenopei remain keen to tie their prized asset to fresh terms.
Blues boss Lampard is an admirer of the attacker - despite his age - due to his versatility and character.
Chelsea had tried to sign Mertens in January on a short-term deal but they couldn't come to an agreement as the Stadio San Paolo club fought to keep their joint-record all-time goalscorer.