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Bologna skipper Di Vaio set for new deal

March 11, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Bologna captain Marco Di Vaio will sign a new contract with the club next week, according to his agent Federico Pastorello.

Bologna forward Marco Di Vaio celebrates after scoring against Juventus
GettyImagesMarco Di Vaio has scored 17 goals for Bologna this season

Di Vaio, 34, has netted 17 goals this season and has been a vital cog in the Bologna machine since he arrived from Genoa in 2009.

The former Juventus and Valencia striker has already signalled his intention to extend his stay with the Rossoblu and his representative confirmed that Di Vaio is keen to put pen to paper.

"There is an agreement with the club to hear from each other next week and to put black on white to an agreement that is already ready," Pastorello said. "Marco wants to stay at Bologna, but for now the technical aspect is all that interests us.

"The renewal of his contract regards only the commitment of the player. We haven't spoken about eventual developments as a director.

"Perhaps in two years' time we'll still be talking about Di Vaio being in great form and wanting to keep playing, so we don't want to rule out anything."