Sunday July 22 2018
ADL: ‘Allegri in love with Hamsik’

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis says Juventus Coach Max Allegri is “in love” with Marek Hamsik but the patron “never believed in his transfer to China”.

The Partenopei captain appeared close to leaving the club for the Far East, but has decided to stay and work with new Coach Carlo Ancelotti.

“In the past there were offers from Milan, when Allegri was the Coach, and Juve, when Allegri was the Coach,” De Laurentiis revealed, speaking to Sky.

“He’s in love with Hamsik. I never believed in his transfer to China, I have [film] units there and I know how the Chinese think.

“Many things are said, but it’s a long time before anything happens.”

The Napoli owner was also asked about Rodrigo, the Valencia winger with whom they’ve been heavily linked.

“He’s good, but we have to give Ancelotti all the time to check out our current attacking line-up. Not all of our strikers are here in Dimaro so we have to wait until August 7 or 8 to have a complete picture, and understand who will leave and who will stay.

“A full-back will arrive, but it’s not certain that it will be [Santiago] Arias. We’re looking at six different profiles, all accepted by the Coach.”

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