Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to move for Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik.

The Slovakia international was watched by United scouts last season while with Brescia, but Ferguson decided against competing with Napoli for the youngster during the summer.

Turin sources have now stated that Fergie is reviving his interest in Hamsik and is prepared to offer £12 million for the midfielder, who has admitted an ambition to play for United.