Daniele De Rossi has signed a four-year contract extension with Serie A giants Roma.
The deal will keep the Italian international at Stadio Olimpico until the summer of 2012.
The 24-year-old has spent his entire career with his hometown club and is widely tipped to inherit the club captaincy when Francesco Totti retires.
De Rossi had been holding out for a long-term offer and will be delighted to have resolved the issue surrounding his future.
The deal is thought to be worth in the region of 31million euros (£24.5m), split into instalments which increase the longer he remains at the club.
With De Rossi now tied down for the foreseeable future, Roma are expected to begin discussions with his fellow midfielder Alberto Aquilani.