Agent Filippo Fusco has revealed Chelsea could have signed Marek Hamsik ahead of Napoli.

The Slovakia international is now among the most coveted midfielders in Serie A.

Fusco told Radio Sportivo: "Hamsik came from a different experience, making important championships in Serie B. I had the mandate of Brescia to propose Hamsik to Chelsea but they made other choices.

"He has had the good fortune to find a teacher like Zeman at Foggia, whose now in Pescara."