Catania defender Nicola Legrottaglie is keen on a move to Australia.

The former Juventus stopper has been watching Alessandro del Piero's progress at Sydney FC.

"I haven't spoken to the club yet," the 36-year-old told La Repubblica as his contract expires in June.

"I am happy here and would never push to leave, but if the club decides not to make me a proposal, then I would evaluate others, even if they were abroad.

"The idea of Australia fascinates me. Age does not matter, as I am in good shape and take it one year at a time.

"We can't hide it anymore, Catania are challenging with other teams for the Europa League spots. I want us to qualify for Europe and that means not being content with a draw, but always pushing for victory."