Saturday October 22 2011
Chelsea offer £17m for Maggio

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas is said to be preparing a £17m offer to snap up Napoli winger Christian Maggio.

The indefatigable Italian international has been among their most impressive players so far this season in Serie A and the Champions League.

Maggio's work-rate caught the eye of Chelsea boss Villas-Boas and, according to the Daily Mail, a huge £17m bid is in the works.

It will not be easy to prise him away from Napoli, especially as Maggio has worked with Coach Walter Mazzarri at Sampdoria and now the San Paolo.

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