As the football club transfer window is about to slam shut tomorrow, there is talk of Chelsea trying to wrench Slovak national team captain Marek Hamsik from his beloved SSC Napoli, where he has been since 2007.
Chelsea made a EUR 14 million bid for Hamsik already back in 2008, but Napoli coach Aurelio De Laurentiis has been refusing to trade his star Slovak striker for years. Chelsea are on the hunt for a playmaker like Hamsik, but they have their eye also on Luka Modric from Tottenham, but the team doesn’t want to let him go.
There has also been talk of Hamsik going to AC Milan, but everything is still mere speculation until the last minute of the transfer window shutting in this tactical game of chess as teams jostle for new players.
The price tag for Hamsik could be in the range of £ 35 million, so even Napoli coach Laurentiis might be enticed by it, although he did say back in September 2010 that he wouldn’t let Hamsik go for even EUR 50 million.