Camoranesi eyes Juve extension

Veteran midfielder looks to stretch Juve stay into 10th year

Camoranesi: Wants deal till 2012

Mauro Camoranesi could be set to commit his long-term future to Juventus by agreeing a contract extension.

The Italy midfielder has been with Juve since 2002 and his current deal does not expire until the end of next season.

Camoranesi's agent, Sergio Fortunato, believes there would be interest from elsewhere in the 33-year-old.

But Fortunato insists his client is happy to stay in Turin and has confirmed he hopes to open talks on extending Camoranesi's stay with the Bianconeri until 2012.

"There is a possibility to renew the deal for another year," Fortunato told

Possible talks

"In the middle of next week I'll be in Italy. I've spoken with sports director Alessio Secco and we agreed we will meet when I'm in Italy.

"Let's hope it is possible to find an agreement, even if there are alternatives.

"Mauro's priority is Juventus," Fortunato added. "His family feels really good in Turin and he would like to stay."

Camoranesi is set to feature at the World Cup with Italy this summer, looking to defend the title he helped the Azzurri win in 2006.

And the Argentina-born midfielder is eager to sort out an extension before travelling to South Africa.

"We would like to renew his contract and decide his future before the World Cup, to allow him to concentration on the national team," said Fortunato.

Poor results

"I'm confident we can find an agreement with the Bianconeri, even if a lot will depend on the results achieved by the team towards the end of the season."

Juve failed to reach the knock-out stages of the Champions League this season, resulting in the sacking of coach Ciro Ferrara in January.

Short-term replacement Alberto Zaccheroni has failed to steady the ship, though, as Juve were then dumped out of the Europa League by Fulham and their Serie A form has faltered, leaving them three points off a Champions League place with five games left.