Chelsea on alert as €30m midfielder tells Serie A club he wants to leave

Date published: Thursday 7th June 2018 6:35 - Samuel Bannister

Chelsea have been given a boost in their pursuit of Marek Hamsik, as the Slovakian has told Napoli he wants to leave, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

The midfielder has been with Napoli since 2007, overtaking Diego Maradona as their all-time leading scorer in that time, but is reportedly now ready for pastures new.

Chelsea has been suggested as a potential destination for the 30-year-old, although a move to China is perhaps more likely.

Hamsik is valued at around €30m, and has two years left on his contract at the Stadio San Paolo.

Hamsik’s former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri has been linked with taking over from Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge, which could increase the chances of a deal for the Blues.

However, Chinese side Shandong Luneng have reportedly made an offer for Hamsik, which he told Sport24 he was “tempted by.”

 

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