Udinese sporting director Cristiano Giaretta has claimed that the club will try to persuade Antonio Di Natale to stay on for another season.
The striker shocked everyone on Monday by revealing that he will retire from the game in the summer.
But the Zebrette board member has insisted that they will attempt to talk Toto down from that stance.
“Toto words should be taken as an outburst,” he told Calcio News. “I don’t think there’s anything to worry about.
“We are going to talk with him – he represents the history of Udinese and we want to make sure he plays on until 2015, when his contract is up.
“For us, Di Natale is a great striker, we are not thinking about a future as an executive.”
Giaretta then commented on rumours that Fabio Borini could join from Liverpool.
“Honestly, he is not a player that interests us at the moment. We have Di Natale and I am convinced that he will understand that there is still life in him yet.”