Just when Napoli fans thought their favorite Slovakian was immune from being snatched up by the transfer market, it appears that now AC Milan have their sights set on Marek Hamšík. The scudetto winners are looking for a midfielder to replace Andrea Pirlo, who completed his transfer to Juventus on Tuesday -- although to be fair, Milan managed to cope just fine without Pirlo for most of the season, so why they absolutely need Hamšík is a bit of a mystery.
Still, Hamšík remains top of Milan's must-have list, although Udinese's Kwadwo Asamoah and Fiorentina's Riccardo Montolivo were also mentioned by club president Massimiliano Allegri. Considering that Udinese are trying their best to keep as many of their players as possible as they head into the Champions League qualifying rounds, and Napoli obviously want to keep the attacking force of Hamšík, Ezequiel Lavezzi and Edinson Cavani, perhaps it's best if Milan concentrate on Montolivo. Monty's come right out and said he wants to leave the Viola when his contract is up, so here we go -- everything sorted.
Unfortunately, transfers are never as tidy as that, are they? Stay tuned.