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Saturday February 2 2019
Line-ups: Napoli v Sampdoria

Napoli have Marek Hamsik and Allan back in the starting XI, but Sampdoria hitman Fabio Quagliarella tries to set a new all-time Serie A record.

It kicks off at the Stadio San Paolo at 17.00 GMT.

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Saturday February 2 2019
Hamsik could still go to China

Napoli avoided selling Allan to Paris Saint-Germain, but could still lose captain Marek Hamsik to clubs in China.

The transfer window is still open for the Chinese Super League and that means there can still be a transfer out of Europe.

It had already been reported that Guangzhou Evergrande, coached by former Napoli hero Fabio Cannavaro and his brother Paolo, were making a play for Hamsik.

Now Rai Sport claim that Hebei China Fortune are also preparing a bid for the Slovakia international.

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Sunday January 27 2019
Hamsik still tempted by China

Napoli captain Marek Hamsik could leave move to China by the end of February, it’s reported, having come close last year.

The Slovakia international was already at the centre of a tug-of-war in 2018, admitting he was “tempted” by the huge offers from the Chinese Super League.

According to the Corriere dello Sport newspaper, that is still very much a possibility and could extend to the Chinese transfer deadline on February 28.

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Saturday January 19 2019
Mertens back against Lazio

Marek Hamsik, Lorenzo Insigne, Kalidou Koulibaly and Allan miss the Lazio clash, but Dries Mertens and Raul Albiol return for Napoli.

It kicks off on Sunday at 19.30 GMT, click here for a match preview.

Captain Hamsik is still not fully recovered from injury, but is expected to be available next week against Milan.

Amin Younes is trying to find full fitness, while Allan, Insigne and Koulibaly are all suspended.

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Thursday January 10 2019
Mertens doubtful for Sassuolo

Dries Mertens could miss Napoli’s Coppa Italia last-16 tie against Sassuolo on Sunday with a sprained ankle.

Napoli announced on Thursday that Mertens was unable to train after he sprained his ankle the day before.

Consequently, the Belgian forward is considered doubtful, as is flu victim Simone Verde and Marek Hamsik, who trained alone.

A rare chance could open up for German winger Amin Younes, who has yet to start for the Partenopei but recovered from his long-standing Achilles injury.

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Wednesday January 2 2019
‘Hamsik could end career at Napoli’

Marek Hamsik’s agent confirms “if he renews he’ll end his career at Napoli”, though he could go back to Slovan Bratislava for his final season.

The Partenopei captain was close to moving to China in the summer, but he ultimately decided to remain in Naples, with two years left on his contract.

“Marek is resting,” Martin Petras explained on Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli, with the Slovak international recovering from a hamstring injury.

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Sunday December 30 2018
'Napoli can still win Scudetto'

Marek Hamsik insists Napoli can still win the Scudetto this season and ‘will always remember’ the reception they received after beating Juventus.

Napoli lost the Serie A title to Juve in the final two rounds of last season and dropped into the Europa League after they crashed out of the Champions League, but Hamsik made it clear his side were ready to bounce back in 2019.

“We started the year top of the League by playing some very good football,” the midfielder told Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Thursday December 27 2018
Hamsik to miss Bologna

Napoli captain Marek Hamsik is expected to miss the Bologna game with a thigh injury, after going off against Inter.

It was confirmed earlier today that the midfielder has suffered a hamstring injury, putting him in doubt for the final game before the winter break.

Now Sky is reporting that Hamsik will miss the game with the Rossoblu, and is not expected to return until after the break.

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Thursday December 27 2018
Hamsik suffers hamstring injury

Marek Hamsik is a doubt for Napoli’s final game of 2018 against Bologna on Saturday after picking up a hamstring injury.

A medical report on Napoli’s official website confirmed Hamsik had sustained ‘a grade-I muscle strain to his right thigh’ during Wednesday’s 1-0 defeat to Inter.

Consequently, the midfielder – who lasted just 23 minutes at San Siro – looks set to miss the visit of Bologna to round off the first half of the season.

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Thursday December 27 2018
Hamsik fears injury layoff

Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik admits ‘I think I’ve pulled something’ after being forced off against Inter on Wednesday.

Hamsik lasted just 23 minutes of Napoli’s 1-0 defeat to Inter after a clash with Borja Valero, and the club captain is fearing a spell on the sidelines.

“I think I’ve pulled something,” he told Radio Kiss Kiss.

Goal.com reports the 31-year-old will undergo tests in the next few days but is unlikely to recover in time for Saturday’s Serie A match against Bologna.

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