Udinese forward Antonio Di Natale decided to put an end to reports linking him with a summer move to San Siro.
AC Milan were thought to be pondering a move for the veteran striker after Zlatan Ibrahimovic left for Paris Saint-Germain, but the player is adamant he is staying with the Zebrette.
“It’s the truth,” Di Natale told reporters at a press conference on Tuesday. “However, I’d never leave Udine, even if Real Madrid came calling. I want to finish my career here and still score a lot more goals.
“I want to get to 150 goals with Udinese – that would be an enormous satisfaction to me. But what matters most are the team’s results.”
The 34-year-old has spent last eight seasons at Friuli despite admitting that he could have joined one of the top Italian sides on numerous occasions.
By extending his contract until June 2014, the player clearly indicated that he wanted to end his playing days in Udine, and there is every chance that will happen once his contract runs out in two years’ time.
Antonio Di Natale proved to be a bargain of the century at Friuli, having scored 135 Serie A goals since arriving to the club in a €100,000 deal from Empoli back in August 2004.