AC Milan have secured Ignazio Abate and Luca Antonini to new deals through to 2014.

Both players are products of Milan's academy and can play at either full-back or on the wing.

Right-back Abate and left-sided player Antonini have featured regularly this season and have now been rewarded with long-term contracts.

Abate came back from a co-ownership deal with Torino last season, while Antonini returned from a similar agreement with Empoli the previous year.

Manchester City were rumoured to be interested in Abate prior to the winter transfer window but he pledged allegiance to Milan.