HAMSIK RULES OUT TITLE

Slovakia star Marek Hamsik has said that his club Napoli cannot win the Italian Serie A title this season. The midfielder is regarded as one of the transfer targets for Manchester United.

The fact that the player once again set to fail in winning the title may actually result in the transfer of the 26-year-old, who had a great first half of the campaign. Hamsik was one of the reasons behind Napoli's imperious form under Rafa Benitez at the start of the season. Like many others to the club, his form has also decreased in recent weeks.

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SLOVAKIA MISS OUT

Slovakian midfielder Marek Hamsik, who will not be taking part in the World Cup 2014 after his team failed to qualify for the tournament, has said that Napoli will still be contenders for the title at the end of the season.

After suffering a second defeat of the season, Rafa Benitez's men have slipped behind Roma and Juventus in the title race. They went into the match against Juventus with a lot of high hopes, but they were unable to come away with even a draw. They were beaten by Antonio Conte's men with a lot of ease.

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HAMSIK BELIEVES

Napoli will certainly be weaker without the presence of Uruguay star Edinson Cavani up front, but midfielder Marek Hamsik believes that they can overcome this deficiency and still challenge for many titles in this season. After many years, Napoli are once again in with a shout to win the title.

They came extremely close last season only to see Juventus win it for a second time in succession. After the departure of Cavani, Slovakia midfielder Hamsik has become one of the important members of the team. The club recently saw the arrivals of players like Gonzalo Higuain and Pepe Reina.

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HAMSIK COULD HAVE BEEN AT JUVE

Former Juventus president Giovanni Cobolli Gigli has said that Juventus had the opportunity to sign Napoli's Slovakian star Marek Hamšík when he was at Brescia, but ultimately turned down the opportunity.

It has proved to be a costly affair for Juventus, as they have been struggling to replace the old guard. They have just returned to competing at the top of the Italian Serie A, but Cobolli Gigli reckons that Juventus could have won the title last season had they had a player like Marek Hamšík.