The 35-year-old forward has agreed to a 10th and 11th season with Udinese, while his new deal also includes the option of playing in the 2015/16 season with the club.

Udinese released a statement on their website on Tuesday, confirming they had signed their captain for another two seasons.

"Udinese...are pleased to announce they have agreed to renew the contract of striker Antonio Di Natale until June 30 2015 with an option for a further season too," the statement said.

"The number 10 is embarking upon a tenth consecutive season in the Udinese jersey and, as most hoped, is set to end his sporting career in Udine."

Di Natale has scored 185 goals in 347 appearances for Udinese and was crowned Serie A's top scorer in both the 2009/10 and 2010/11 seasons.