The agent of Fabio Cannavaro has welcomed comments from Real Madrid coach Juande Ramos insisting on a new contract for the veteran defender.

Gaetano Fedele said: "The words of Ramos shows again that Fabio is a great champion. And these words have been greeted with pleasure and satisfaction by the player.

"We are waiting for a meeting with the Spanish club. In Madrid, the board situation has changed and there was a stalemate regarding Cannavaro. But in a short while I'll go to the Spanish capital to make a comprehensive evaluation of what should be done. There appears to be a case.

"We are waiting for official communications that will come soon, for now we are happy to welcome the endorsements received. Fabio is like good wine, he improves with age."