Antonio Di Natale may be struggling in front of goal, but he could soon sign a new contract with Udinese.
The 35-year-old has netted just once in his last nine Serie A games and recently missed a penalty in the tie against Bologna.
Di Natale, though, has been defended by boss Francesco Guidolin who believes the veteran can still make a contribution at the Stadio Friuli.
The Gazzetta dello Sport is claiming that the Italian, whose contract expires in 2014, could be offered a renewal until 2015.
His salary will not really be affected, given that he will continue to earn roughly €1.2m a campaign.