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Wednesday February 13 2019
Napoli confirm Hamsik exit

Napoli have confirmed that long-serving captain Marek Hamsik is now ‘a Dalian Yifang player’.

Following on from his statements earlier in the day, Napoli lawyer Mattia Grassani told Radio Kiss Kiss that the deal to take Hamsik to Dalian was done.

“Hamsik became a Dalian player at 20:30 [CET],” he said.

The Chinese club will reportedly pay €20m for the midfielder, who is thought to have agreed a contract worth €27m over three seasons.

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Wednesday February 13 2019
'Hamsik could join Dalian today'

Napoli lawyer Mattia Grassani has confirmed that Marek Hamsik could complete his transfer to Dalian Yifang on Wednesday.

Hamsik’s move had been delayed after Dalian did not satisfy Napoli’s desire for a permanent sale, but Grassani believes an agreement has finally been reached.

“Hamsik’s transfer to Dalian could go through today,” he told Radio Kiss Kiss.

“There are no more legal or financial obstacles. Now the ball is with the respective Presidents.

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Monday February 11 2019
ADL: Scudetto, Europa, Hamsik...

Aurelio De Laurentiis affirms Napoli’s hopes of a shock Scudetto will ‘never die’ and the Europa League is an ‘objective’ but will not comment on Marek Hamsik.

Napoli fell 11 points behind Juve in the title race at the weekend and have not tended to field strong teams in previous Europa League campaigns.

However, De Laurentiis told Corriere dello Sport after a Lega Serie A meeting: “Hope never dies.

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Monday February 11 2019
'Ancelotti gave Hamsik ultimatum'

Napoli’s lawyer admits Marek Hamsik’s proposed exit is ‘still uncertain’ as Carlo Ancelotti told Dalian Yifang ‘do as De Laurentiis says or don’t do anything at all.’

Hamsik’s move to Dalian seemed to be back on, with a deal scheduled for completion before Wednesday, but Mattia Grassani reiterated an agreement would only be found on Napoli’s terms.

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Monday February 11 2019
Hamsik to Dalian 'this week'

Dalian Yifang will reportedly complete the signing of Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik by Wednesday.

According to Corriere dello Sport, Hamsik is currently in his native Slovakia to ‘settle bureaucratic issues’ before he can fly to China.

The newspaper adds Dalian will finalise their deal for the 31-year-old ‘in the next 24-48 hours’, which will see Napoli receive €20m.

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Saturday February 9 2019
Dalian wanted Mertens and Hamsik

Marek Hamsik is on the verge of joining Dalian Yifang, but it’s reported the club also wanted Napoli teammate Dries Mertens.

A deal has been done for €20m plus bonuses and Hamsik is expected to fly out for a medical over the weekend.

According to Sky Sport Italia, he is back home in Slovakia right now and waiting for the call from China.

Hamsik could well have been joined at Dalian Yifang by his teammate Mertens, as Tuttosport newspaper claims an offer was made with salary worth €15m per season.

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Friday February 8 2019
Hamsik has Dalian Yifang medical

Marek Hamsik is out of the Napoli squad against Fiorentina, as he is reportedly undergoing his Dalian Yifang medical ahead of the €20m transfer.

While Napoli released a surprise statement this week stating the deal had been “suspended” over a disagreement on payment terms, it was largely just a warning to the Chinese Super League club.

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Friday February 8 2019
Report: Hamsik-Dalian back on

Marek Hamsik is reportedly free to join Dalian Yifang after the Chinese club agreed a deal with Napoli.

Hamsik’s transfer to Dalian had been ‘suspended’ by Napoli after it emerged they no longer wanted to sign the Slovak outright.

However, Corriere dello Sport claims an agreement has now been reached to take the midfielder to China for €20m plus bonuses.

The 31-year-old will not be in the Partenopei’s squad to face Fiorentina and should already be in Madrid to undergo a medical and put pen to paper.

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Thursday February 7 2019
'Hamsik could still join Dalian'

Marek Hamsik’s lawyer has confirmed the Napoli midfielder will not face Fiorentina and that a deal with Dalian Yifang is still in the works.

Napoli made the shock announcement last night that Hamsik’s sale to Dalian had been ‘suspended’, which was followed by the Slovak not training on Thursday morning.

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Thursday February 7 2019
Hamsik not at Napoli training

Marek Hamsik did not train with Napoli on Thursday morning as the club’s lawyer accuses Dalian Yifang of ‘not respecting’ the terms of his transfer.

Napoli made the shock announcement on Wednesday evening that Hamsik’s sale to Dalian had been ‘suspended’.

However, Sky Sport Italia is one of several sources that report the midfielder was absent from Castel Volturno the following morning, despite being expected.

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