Hamsik Set to Sign

Marek Hamsik will be putting millions of Napoli fan's minds at rest within the next week or so, when he signs a contract extension that will keep him at the club for the next 5 years.

Hamsik has been one of the key performers for the Azzurri over the past few years, and is one third of the 'devine triangle' of star men at the club - along with Cavani and Lavezzi.

Whenever the Slovakian is rested ahead of Champions League matches, the Partenopei struggle to find their attacking thrust, which just goes to prove exactly how important he is to the team. He is obviously also a firm favourite of the fans.

In spite of being linked to some of the biggest and oldest clubs in Europe, Hamsik will be staying at Napoli, according to club President De Laurentis.

Napoli riding high

It may well be that a close-run game against Inter that ended up with Napoli dropping out of the Coppa Italia, turns into one of the greatest pieces of luck for them all season.

There is no disgrace in losing to the champions of Italy and Europe on penalties, even if you would have expected Ezequiel Lavezzi to have buried his chance to put Napoli ahead in the shoot-out.

In truth, Maradona's heirs created the best chances, and should have won the game long before the final whistle of extra-time went, with Cavani and Hamsik both going close to sealing a famous victory for the Azzurri.