Blues target Marek Hamsik has dismissed reports linking him with a move to Stamford Bridge, insisting that he wishes to remain with Napoli and challenge for Champions League qualification with the Partenopei.
The Serie A outfit currently find themselves performing well above expectations in the league this season, presently sitting 2nd, 3 points behind AC Milan.
Napolicalcio.net report that Hamsik said of his future: “The Champions League is a dream for now, but if we continue like this then it can become a reality. In the [Italian] league you can no longer discount anyone. Napoli is not up there by accident.
“Only AC Milan are ahead of us, it’s proof that Napoli have been doing their best and are growing step-by-step. It’s to the credit of the club, here there is a serious project, organisation, and intelligent operations on the market.”
Aguero rumours resurface.
Chelsea are reportedly weighing up a big-money move for Argentina star Sergio Aguero, a striker who has been constantly linked with the champions in recent transfer windows.
In the past, the Blues have been frustrated by the striker’s enormous €60m buyout clause, but a new contract he signed at the club recently has reduced this – and so Carlo Ancelotti may come knocking with an attractive €45m offer.
Aguero has spoken in the past of his contentment to remain in La Liga with Atletico Madrid, but with Ancelotti promised financial backing should the correct targets be identified a move to pastures new could prove tempting for the 22-year-old.
No Beckham signing.
The champions have ruled out a loan move for former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder David Beckham.
The London-born star, who now looks set to move back to his hometown after current club LA Galaxy finally gave the green light for him to leave on loan, appears to be heading to Tottenham instead after other reports today linked the player with a future with Harry Redknapp in the England setup.
The first time Beckham joined AC Milan on loan two years ago it was under the tutelage of Carlo Ancelotti – sparking rumours that a similar move could be made to Stamford Bridge this month.
Ancelotti told The Independent: “He is a fantastic professional player and could be good support. But we are not interested. In that position we have good players.
“Beckham is a professional player, it is easy to manage him. I was happy to manage him for six months because he is a fantastic player and a good man.”