Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho will tackle former club Chelsea for Napoli star Marek Hamsik.

Napoli are braced for a summer raid for their £17million-rated star, who has eight Serie A goals so far this season, says the Daily Mail.

Chelsea, cleared to spend this summer after seeing their transfer ban quashed, see Hamsik as a candidate to add youthful sparkle to their midfield.

Stamford Bridge scouts watched the 22-year-old long before Carlo Ancelotti arrived as boss in the summer, but the Italian has also confirmed his admiration.

However, Mourinho has asked Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti to fund a move for the former Brescia man.