The agent of Napoli midfielder Walter Gargano has confirmed new contract talks will be held after the New Year.

Vincenzo D'Ippolito told "'There was already a promise of renewal, if Gargano proved to be up to the Italian championship. In January or February we should meet the sports director (Pierpaolo Marino) of Napoli, when my partner Pablo Betancourt will be in Italy.

"Before he moved to Italy, there was interest from other clubs, including AC Milan. But they didn't know if Gargano could handle the physical side of Italian football."