Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik has indicated that he is ready to consider a switch to AC Milan this summer.
The Slovakian playmaker is under contract in Naples for four more years and has previously always stated that he would be happy to stay.
However, speculation over a possible move elsewhere has never disappeared and the 23-year-old has been giving a lot of thought to whether a departure would benefit his career.
He is prepared to let Napoli make the final decision but is aware of links to Serie A rivals Milan and yearns to experience greater success than he has had to date.
"It's difficult to predict when is the right time to leave," he told newspaper Pravda. "I have grown a lot with Napoli in these past few years.
Happy in Italy
"I'm young, but I still haven't won anything. Not a league championship, not a cup competition. I would say that it's time to win something now.
"It's true that president Aurelio De Laurentiis doesn't want to sell me, but nothing is for certain. I speak to him regularly - he's fun and generous. I can talk to him about anything.
"[Milan boss] Massimiliano Allegri and [vice-president] Adriano Galliani have praised me and joining Milan would be the turning point of my career."
A number of clubs outside of Italy are also understood to be interested in Hamsik but he maintains that he would prefer to remain in Serie A.
"I don't want to leave Italy," he explained. "I've been here for seven years, I've learnt the language and made my name here.
"I'm happy on the peninsula and I feel that I am suited to Italian life."