Marek Hamsik
Marek Hamsik [Reuters] Reuters

Marek Hamsik is reportedly frustrated with Napoli manager Rafael Benitez and could seek an exit from the club in the summer with Chelsea and Manchester United looking to seek his signature.

According to the Daily Express, the 26-year-old is unhappy with the Spaniard's decision to not give him frequent starts in the Serie A this season. The attacking midfielder is tied down to Napoli until the summer of 2018 after agreeing a contract extension last year.

An injury mid-way through the campaign had forced Hamsik to miss five league games in December and early January.

However, Benitez's side have played 27 matches in the league so far and the Slovakian international has started only 15 matches while making four appearances off the bench. He has been taken off 11 times before the final whistle this campaign; which is also believed to have aggravated his desire to leave the club.

United are currently struggling in the Premier League and have little hopes of retaining their title this season. They sit sixth in the league table with 48 points from 28 matches 18 adrift of league leaders Chelsea who have played one game more.

David Moyes has been given the liberty to spend a considerable amount by the Red Devils' vice-chairman Ed Woodward to add world-class players to his squad in the summer in a bid to bolster the squad for next season.

Jose Mourinho too has expressed his intentions to make one or two signings in the summer. However, the Express' report states that the English sides' hopes of signing the Napoli star could be hindered by Paris Saint-Germain, who are believed to be front-runners to sign the player.

Meanwhile, former Napoli manager Gianni Di Marzo is of the opinion that Hamsik will force an exit from the club if Benitez remains the manager next season. The report also suggests that the club President Aurelio De Laurentiis will listen to offers for Hamsik from all parties if he does not feature in the former Liverpool manager's plans at Stadio San Paolo for the upcoming campaign.

"Should Benitez remain [Hamsik] will be the first to be sold in the summer," the Express quoted Di Marzo as saying.