Manchester United & Chelsea offered hope in £25m midfielder chase

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Manchester United and Chelsea have been offered hope in their alleged pursuit of Marek Hamsik after former Napoli head coach Gianni Di Marzio intimated that the midfielder could look to leave Stadio San Paolo this summer.

According to the Daily Express, the 26-year-old has grown increasingly frustrated as he continues to be overlooked by current manager Rafa Benitez, and is ready to quit the Serie 'A' club in search of more regular football.

Red Devils boss David Moyes has been credited with an interest in bringing the £25million-rated star to Old Trafford, as he looks to further strengthen his midfield ranks when the transfer window reopens at the end of the season.

Manchester United will face competition from Premier League rivals Chelsea, as Jose Mourinho continues to monitor the Slovakia international's situation closely, with a view to potentially luring him to Stamford Bridge.

Hamsik remains under contract with Napoli until 2018, however Italian owner Aurelio De Laurentiis will be willing to listen to offers if the player is deemed surplus to requirements by Benitez.

"Should Benitez remain [Hamsik] will be the first to be sold in the summer," confirmed Di Marzio in an interview with Kiss Kiss Radio.

Despite the uncertainty surrounding his future, Hamsik has performed relatively well for the Serie 'A' outfit in 2013/14, scoring six goals in 22 appearances in all competitions, prompting further admiring glances from French heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain.

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