The defender played in Senegal's 2-1 victory over Poland at the World Cup in Russian Federation and made the revelation when speaking to journalists after the game.
Kalidou Koulibaly is confident Maurizio Sarri will be a success at Chelsea and believes the former Napoli coach would "change" the style of football at Stamford Bridge.
Mertens starred under Sarri last season, scoring 21 goals in all competitions for the Serie A side as they finished second behind Juventus.
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UK Prime Minister Theresa May and Australia's Labor Party leader Bill Shorten also congratulated the couple on the birth. She wrote on social media at the time: "We'll be joining the many parents out there who wear two hats".
It is not yet clear what will happen to Chelsea's current manager Antonio Conte with the club undecided on his future but it now appears nearly certain that Sarri will be at Stamford Bridge next season.
Golovin's potential has caught the attention of several Premier League clubs with the Express claiming that Arsenal and Manchester United have held a long-standing interest in the midfielder while Italian champions Juventus have also been linked more recently. "It's disappointing that he leaves like this".
'I hope he [Maurizio Sarri] will win something with Chelsea because he is a nice coach.
"When a person like this comes to a new club, he needs time".
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France will meet Denmark and Peru will close out against Australia on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Too often, Pogba tries to do too much, both for France and Manchester United.
Gianfranco Zola's agent has said he has not yet had any contact with Chelsea amid reports that Zola left his role as a pundit on Tuesday to fly to London.
Chelsea could have to pay £4.5m if they were to employ Sarri before July 1 but that figure would go up to £7m after that date.
The coach is known to be a master tactician and would also work well within the structure of the club's transfer policy.
"I remain optimistic over achieving delivering oil market stability", says Al Mazrouei
Some OPEC members back increasing output by the lower end of the 300,000 to 600,000 barrel a day range, one of the people said. Iran said over the weekend that it would veto any proposal for a production increase with the support of Venezuela and Iraq.
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