Maggio distanced from Blues
Christian Maggio plans to honour the long-term contract he signed at Napoli and has no intention of joining Chelsea, says his agent.
By Simone Bargellini
Last Updated: 11/04/12 3:08pm
Christian Maggio plans to honour the long-term contract he signed at Napoli and has no intention of joining Chelsea, says the Italy international's agent.
Ahead of the summer transfer window, reports have suggested that the 30-year-old has been identified as a top target by the Stamford Bridge talent spotters.
A big-money offer was said to be being readied, with the Blues prepared to dig deep in an effort to fire themselves back into Premier League title contention.
Napoli, though, are growing accustomed to fending off such rumours, with the likes of Edinson Cavani, Ezequiel Lavezzi and Marek Hamsik continuing to generate plenty of speculation.
Maggio is the latest name to be added to that list, but his representative claims there is no chance of his client swapping Naples for West London.
"Chelsea interested in Maggio? There is no news there," Massimo Briaschi told tuttomercatoweb.com.
"Christian extended his contract at Napoli until 2017 and that says it all. There is, and there won't be, any news on this.
"It is clear that Christian wants to stay here, maybe until the end of his career. If he didn't, he would have tried to run down his contract with Napoli."