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Monday June 27 2011
Hamsik opens Milan door

Marek Hamsik has failed to rule out a Napoli exit this summer. "I would say that it's time to win something now."

Hamsik has been strongly paired with a move to Milan ahead of 2011-12 and the player has not exactly ruled out such a possibility.

"It's difficult to predict when is the right time to leave," he told newspaper Pravda. "I have grown a lot with Napoli in these past few years.

"I'm young, but I still haven't won anything. Not a League championship, not a cup competition. I would say that it's time to win something now.

"It's true that President Aurelio De Laurentiis doesn't want to sell me, but nothing is for certain. I speak to him regularly – he's fun and generous. I can talk to him about anything.

"[Milan boss] Massimiliano Allegri and [Vice-President] Adriano Galliani have praised me and joining Milan would be the turning point of my career."

Hamsik also has admirers outside of Italy, but he insists that he wants to continue his career in Serie A.

"I don't want to leave Italy," he added. "I've been here for seven years, I've learnt the language and made my name here.

"I'm happy on the peninsula and I feel that I am suited to Italian life."

Hamsik, an attacking midfielder, joined Brescia in 2004 before his switch to Napoli in 2007.

The almost 24-year-old is a Slovakian international.

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