West Ham are tracking Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik.

Hammers sporting director Gianluca Nani has massive wraps on the young Slovakian, saying he would fit in very well in the English game.

"He has the ideal characteristics for a Premier League footballer," he told Radio Kiss Kiss.

"I believe that Marek, who I know from my time at Brescia, is the best young midfielder in circulation, a great champion in the making.

"When he plays in the Champions League he'll be on his way to winning the Ballon d'Or.

"For me he's the new (Steven) Gerrard, a champion of international stature."