NEWS
Thursday May 26 2011
Milan allowed to bid for Hamsik

Silvio Berlusconi has given the green light for Milan to make a bid for Napoli sensation Marek Hamsik.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Rossoneri owner has told Vice-President Adriano Galliani that he can make Napoli an offer.

Owner Berlusconi has apparently provided Galliani with a budget of €30m to land the Slovakian international.

The former Brescia player, 23, has been specifically requested by Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri.

The claims come despite the fact that Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis insisted that he had never received an offer from Milan for the ace.

"Galliani hasn't asked me for Hamsik and he could have because we have met recently," he stated earlier this week.

"The only person to request Hamsik was Inter's Massimo Moratti, but I told him that we were at the start of an era and asked him to not make any more offers for the player."

Milan will apparently ask football agent Mino Raiola, who used to represent the player, to make the move happen.

Raiola helped Milan sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Robinho last summer.

Think you know your Italian football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG's World Cup tipster competition - £10,000 to be won!

FOOTBALL ITALIA RELATED NEWS

TODAY'S FRONT PAGES