Marek Hamsik is set for a switch to the Chinese Super League after Napoli reached an agreement with Dalian Yifang.

The Serie A club last week said in a statement they had decided to delay Hamsik's move to China due to an issue over "the payment methods proposed."

But on Thursday Napoli tweeted a quote from club president Aurelio De Laurentiis, which read: "An agreement has been reached with Dalian - I wish Marek Hamsik happiness in China. The door will always be open for him here at Napoli."

Hamsik, who joined Napoli in 2007, holds the record both for appearances made and goals scored for the club, having netted 121 times in 520 games.

The 31-year-old Slovakia midfielder posted a lengthy message to Napoli fans on Instagram, in which he spoke of his pride at the records and concluded with: "I love you and I'll love this city forever.

"Heartfelt thanks to all and a great luck to my companions for the rest of the season: I hope you will win the Europa League!"