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TRANSFER NEWS: Chelsea Linked With £17m Italian International

Chelsea are considering making a move for Napoli’s talented full back Christian Maggio, according to reports.

The London club are thought to be ready to offer £17m for Maggio, a wing-back for the Italian national team. Despite being a first-team regular with the Serie A high flyers his club have not offered him a new contract even though his current one is rapidly running down.

Maggio’s agent Massimo Briaschi does not seem happy with the contract situation and recently commented:

“A marriage takes two, but we are still waiting to meet Napoli. It is normal that a player like him attracts interest from other clubs. He’s a professional sportsman and this is the secret of his continued performance.”

The Italian earns €950,000 per year, according to the Gazzetta dello Sport and creates a lot of assists and chips in with some good goals but one issue could be his age – He is currently 29-years-old and could be too close to 30 for AVB who has shown he likes bringing in younger players.



  1. Chiboy

    October 24, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    AVB should get a sharp stricker,a good creative midfielder,a left fullback by january

    • LaLoLa

      October 30, 2011 at 3:36 pm

      and that is Eden Hazard..

  2. Engr kestone

    October 25, 2011 at 1:40 am

    AVB chelsea need Modric at cost, sell Dider Drogba he is too old.He always parade himself on field. No one can cheat nature, sell him and get better sritcker.

  3. Engr kestone

    October 25, 2011 at 1:53 am

    modric and Torres are presently the two players who can bail out chelsea from manU defeat.AVB be careful.

  4. Jamochelsea

    October 25, 2011 at 10:29 am

    All Avb need is modric,pereira or cahill,and sell dd leave torres to shine

  5. chelsea123

    October 25, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    chelsea in january ned gregory van der wiel ,gary cahill or diego godin,de bryune [forget modric]buy hazard instead,barkley , jovetic or pato.sell d.d ,bosingwa,maluda and alex.

    • LaLoLa

      October 30, 2011 at 3:38 pm

      i agree…
      they really need players like bruyne,g.cahill and hazard… drogba,kalou should be sell…

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