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Di Natale signs on with Udinese

July 9, 2013
By ESPN staff

Italian striker Antonio Di Natale has signed a one-year contract extension with Udinese, keeping him at the Serie A club until 2015.

Antonio Di Natale celebrates after scoring for Udinese against Sampdoria
GettyImagesDi Natale has spent nine years with Chelsea

Di Natale, 35, is currently preparing for his 10th season with Udinese, with the new deal coming with a further option to take him into the 2015-16 season.

The former Italy international has regularly been touted by Serie A champions Juventus, turning down a move to the Old Lady in 2010.

After scoring 23 goals last season, Di Natale confirmed he was eager to see out his career with the club he joined in 2004.

A statement on the club's official website read: "To the player's mutual satisfaction, Udinese have extended Antonio Di Natale's contract to June 30, 2015, with the further option to extend it into the 2015-16 season.

"Our number 10 has reached the dawn of his 10th season in the Zebrette jersey and, as we've all hoped, he will end his playing career in Udine.'"