Napoli midfielder denies Real Madrid move talk

Napoli midfielder denies Real Madrid move talk


Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik has denied he has spoken to Real Madrid about a potential move to the Santiago Bernabeu this summer.

The Slovakian player was strongly linked with a move to Real last summer when Rafa Benitez took charge but the move never materialised.

After suffering a dip in form earlier this season, Hamsik is now back to his best for his club as the Seria A side look to win the title. They are just three points behind Juventus with eight games remaining.

Reports in the media suggest Real boss Zinedine Zidane could go in for the midfielder at the end of his campaign as he looks to build his own squad in the Spanish capital that is capable of wrestling back the balance of power in Spain from Barcelona.

And it has been suggested that the Frenchman has already held talks with 28-year-old Hamsik.

Speaking to Repubblica, Hamsik denied any conversations have taken place and he is focused on winning the league with Napoli.

He stated: “He’s not called me – not many people know my number. Joking aside, it’s just the usual rumours and there’s nothing true about them. I’m contracted to Napoli and I’m not thinking about leaving. I’m happy with the way things are going here.”