Hamsik rubbishes Bayern rumours

Marek Hamsik squashes rumours that claim he is set to join Bayern Munich.
Marek Hamsik squashes rumours that claim he is set to join Bayern Munich. (Picture: Twitter)
Napoli playmaker Marek Hamsik has revealed he is currently negotiating a new deal with the club, effectively dispelling rumours he is on the verge of joining Bayern Munich.

The Slovakia international is looking forward to a brief holiday after his country was knocked out of the European Championship by Germany on Sunday, before linking up with the Partenopei squad to begin pre-season training.

Hamsik has long been linked with Europe's most prestigious clubs, but he now claims he would be willing to remain in Naples until he retires.

"Everything is possible, we'll see what happens in the next few days," the 28-year-old midfielder told Pravda.

"Now I just want to relax. The season has been long and difficult. I played a lot of matches and my body is feeling it."

When asked about the reported offer from Bayern, Hamsik responded: "I don't know anything about that, it's nonsense. Even if I got any offer, I'd certainly offer an opinion.

"I feel good at Napoli, and I can imagine finishing my career there. Now what will be important is how the club reacts. Even before the Euros we had a first round of talks on the terms of a new contract. If they agree, I'll stay. 

"However, if not, I'll have to make arrangements accordingly. Now I want to take some time off and spend it with my family, who I've been away from for too long."