Maggio extends Napoli contract through 2014-15

Italy midfielder Christian Maggio has extended his contract with

Napoli through the 2014-15 season.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis made the announcement

Tuesday on the club’s website, adding that the team has also

registered the transfer of Eduardo Vargas from Universidad de Chile

and it is hoping the Chile forward can make his debut in the

Italian Cup next week against Cesena.

De Laurentiis says ”these are the first two deals of this year

and shortly we’ll also announce a renewal for (forward Marek)

Hamsik.”

Playing in the top European competition for the first time since

Diego Maradona helped the southern club to two Serie A titles in

1987 and 1990, Napoli faces Chelsea in the second round of the

Champions League next month.