NAPLES ITALY - JANUARY 26: Marek Hamsik (R) of SSC Napoli competes for the ball with Javier Zanetti of FC Internazionale Milano during the Tim Cup match between SSC Napoli and FC Internazionale Milano at Stadio San Paolo on January 26 2011 in Naples Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)
According to reports out of Italy, Marek Hamsik's agent claims the player would have some interest in a move to Stamford Bridge. Hamsik and Napoli have been negotiating a possible contract extension for several months to no avail, so it's logical to speculate that the 24 year old Hamsik may soon be off to bigger and better places. According to Hamsik's agent:
If Napoli were to receive an offer from Barcelona, Chelsea or Real Madrid, then it would be logical to accept
While that's not suggesting that he's absolutely leaving Napoli, it's certainly indicative that Hamsik would not be opposed to a move to one of Europe's top (paying) sides. There is little doubt that Chelsea have a need for a midfield playmaker in Hamsik's mold, and with the player just entering his prime years it certainly seems like a fit for both parties. This is probably just noise on the agent's part to attempt to get some offers for his client, but in this case I certainly hope the club responds as he'd like. We'll keep you posted...