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Di Natale rejects Juve move

August 26, 2010

Udinese captain Antonio Di Natale has rejected a move to Juventus.

Antonio Di Natale
GettyImagesAntonio Di Natale has decided to stay with Udinese

Di Natale, last season's Serie A top scorer, was a target for the Bianconeri but after studying their offer has opted to remain in Udine.

A statement on Udinese's official website read: "The player has in recent days expressed a wish to evaluate offers from other clubs, the most concrete of which came from Juventus, but he has confirmed his desire to stay at Udinese.

"Udinese are very satisfied by the decision taken by our captain and consider the issue closed."

Di Natale added on Sky Italia: "I'm absolutely calm. On Saturday there is the game with Genoa and we hope to do good things. I want to stay here."