Vittek signs new deal

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Slovakian international striker Robert Vittek has agreed a new one-year extension to his contract at Bundesliga outfit Nurnberg.

The 24-year-old put pen-to-paper on the new deal on Wednesday, committing himself to the Bavarian club until June 2010.

"We have been talking to Robert over the last few weeks and are delighted that we have been able to tie one of our top players to the club," Nurnberg sport director Martin Bader said.

Vittek also expressed his delight at the new contract, saying: "We had very pleasant talks. I feel very much at home here and believe that this team has a bright future.

"I've been here for three years now and am very happy to stay."

Vittek scored 16 goals in the second half of last season to help lift Nurnberg out of relegation trouble. He has netted a total of 32 times in 85 appearances for the nine-time German champions.

Tunisian international Jawhar Mnari looks likely to spend another year with Nurnberg after the club underlined their intention to keep the experienced midfielder.

Mnari's initial contract ends next summer, but Bader stressed that FCN want to use their option to extend it until 2008.

"We are going to use our option," Bader told the local press.