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Hamsik committed to Napoli

Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik has confirmed his commitment to the club despite interest from elsewhere.

The Slovakian has been in fine form this season, scoring seven goals to lift Napoli into the thick of the title battle in Italy.

And the 25-year-old insists he has no plans to walk away from the Serie A side any time soon.

"I've been here for several years. I'm growing together with Napoli," said Hamsik.

"Napoli are becoming a big club and I'm happy to be part of this team. I have a contract until 2016."

Asked about the prospect of star forward Edinson Cavani leaving Naples, Hamsik added: "He extended his contract for five years a while ago. I hope and think he'll stay here for many years."

A more immediate concern for Napoli boss Walter Mazzarri will be the fitness of Christian Maggio after the wing-back suffered a fractured hand in training on Friday.

The Italy international will miss Sunday's trip to Parma after undergoing surgery on the problem.