Anfield boss keen on Serie A star.
Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Napoli star Marek Hamsik who is regarded as one of the best young attacking midfielders in European football.
The Slovakia international has been earning rave reviews in Serie A where he helped Napoli qualify for the Champions League.
The attacking midfielder has been with the Italian outfit since 2007 and has scored 42 league goals in his time with the club.
The 24-year-old was in action against Manchester City last week and it is believed that Liverpool were watching on as they consider making a move for the midfielder when the January transfer window opens.
Liverpool would have to bid around £25million for the creative midfielder and would still face plenty of competition from the likes of AC Milan and Inter Milan who are both tracking the player as well.
Whilst Liverpool’s owners have forked out over £100m on new players in 2011 it seems hugely unlikely that they will persuade Napoli playmaker Marek Hamsik to make the move to Merseyside, not least because the Slovakian international is known to be loving life in Naples and is a player so crucial to the Serie A side’s continued progress that all offers for the 24 year old are sure to be shunned.
After three stand out seasons at Brescia, Hamsik moved to the Stadio San Paolo and hasn’t looked back since. Over the past four seasons has been a consistent performer who expertly links midfield to attack and is considered one of the best players plying their trade in Italy.
Hamsik has helped take the under performing side from mid table to Champions League qualification and boss Walter Mazzarri will be loathed to lose such a crucial player.
There is also an argument that Liverpool do not need further midfield additions, after all Kenny Dalglish has the likes of Steven Gerrard, Charlie Adam, Lucas, Jordan Henderson, Jay Spearing as well as Alberto Aquilani as midfield options and probably are not in need of spending large sums in that department.