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Tuesday June 28 2011
Napoli invite 'indecent' bids for Hamsik

Napoli have revealed what it would take for someone to buy Marek Hamsik. "An indecent proposal that takes my breath away," said chief Aurelio De Laurentiis.

Hamsik's future is at the centre of mass speculation today after he seemed to open the door to a Milan switch this summer.

"I'm telling the truth when I say that Hamsik is not for sale," De Laurentiis told Marte Sport Live on Tuesday.

"However, when I receive an indecent proposal I'll listen to it, but it has to be the kind of offer that takes my breath away.

"I repeat that, for me, he's un-sellable, but if someone wants to sit at my table then they need to know that it is an expensive one."

Hamsik's words in an interview with the Pravda newspaper have sent shockwaves through Napoli, but De Laurentiis defended the player.

"His statements were translated in an astute fashion, this is sensational journalism," continued the San Paolo chief.

"Marek is a good man who has never created any kind of problem. He's a correct guy, a real professional. Let's not demonize him."

Speculation today had suggested that Hamsik could be sold to Milan for around €30m, with Palermo's Javier Pastore being signed in his place.

"Pastore can't replace Hamsik," De Laurentiis added. "Meanwhile, Udinese's Alexis Sanchez is a different type of player [to Hamsik].

"But, as I have said, I would need indecent proposals to arrive first."

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