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Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Diarra keen on Napoli move - agent

ESPNsoccernet staff

Monaco midfielder Mahamadou Diarra could be heading to Serie A next season, after his agent confirmed that he would be keen to move to Napoli.

Diarra joined French Ligue 1 outfit Monaco from Real Madrid on loan in January but, with his contract finishing at the end of the season, is a free-agent in the summer. The Mali international has been linked with Manchester United and Liverpool, but would apparently prefer to move to Italy.

"Diarra would be very interested in playing for Napoli, because he knows it is an important arena in Italian football," Frederic Guerra told Radio CRC. ''I have not spoken to Napoli about signing the player, but Diarra [will be] a free agent. Real Madrid paid €6 million for him five years ago.

"Diarra would very much like to play for Napoli, as he considers them an important club with ample room for growth."

Meanwhile, Marek Hamsik's agent has said that his client is 'totally focused' on the club and is not thinking about a move away, despite being linked with some of Europe's elite.

Also speaking to Radio CRC, Juri Venglos stressed: "All the market voices are just speculation. Hamsik is not listening to all the market voices as he is totally focused on the end of the season."

"He wants to build his future with Napoli and he is tied to the club. He wants to stay regardless of whether Napoli play Champions League or Europa League football."




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