Tuesday July 26 2011
Hamsik: I love Napoli

Marek Hamsik has dismissed suggestions of an imminent future at Milan. "I never thought about leaving Napoli," he said.

The Slovakian is back in pre-season training after a summer break which saw him linked with a switch to San Siro.

"Over the last two months I was at home in Slovakia and didn't even have the internet at my disposal," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport. "I stayed away from everything.

"I decided to take a break by isolating myself. I only thought about my partner Martina and my son Christian."

While the former Brescia midfielder spent time with his family, rumours started to circulate that a transfer to Milan was on – especially after agent Mino Raiola entered the scene.

"Juray Venglos is still my representative, Raiola just follows me in Italy," the attacking midfielder explained.

"Milan? I never let the reality of Napoli out of my sights. I'm focused on Napoli and the new season ahead. I don't want to think about my long-term future.

"The future doesn't interest me right now, it wouldn't be right with regards to President Aurelio De Laurentiis who believed in me from the start.

"My heart just can't wait to hear the Champions League anthem at the Stadio San Paolo. I love Napoli, I love the Neapolitans, I love the city. I never thought about leaving."

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