Wednesday March 23 2011
English giants to bid for Napoli duo

Napoli duo Ezequiel Lavezzi and Marek Hamsik are attracting significant interest from the Premier League, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Both players have been truly instrumental in turning Napoli into title challengers this season and a place in next year's Champions League looks assured.

La Gazzetta understands that Roberto Mancini's Manchester City have been regularly watching Lavezzi perhaps with a view to a bid in the summer.

The Argentina international also has offers from Spain and his agent Alejandro Mazzoni lunched with Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis last Sunday.

As for Hamsik, he has the pick of the Premier League elite. Chelsea, Manchester United and even Liverpool are keen to lure the Slovakia international to England.

Hamsik is said to be worth €30m, and Roman Abramovich is apparently keen to write a cheque.