Chelsea and Manchester City’s hopes have suffered a knockout blow after their prime target, Marek Hamsik has come out and claimed his love for his current club and his desire to stay in Italy.
The important Napoli striker, who became a Chelsea target when the two sides met in the UEFA Champions League earlier this year, is due to stay at Napoli despite huge interest coming his way.
Along with Chelsea, free-spending side Manchester City also sat up and took notice of the Slovakian international. Clearly impressed with the 24-year old, the Citizens were planning a summer bid for the midfielder.
The two Premiership sides will have to satisfy themselves with other alternatives as Hamsik recently signed a contract extension at Napoli, and also spoke publicly about his desire to wear the Napoli shirt for the foreseeable future. Speaking ...