Antonio Di Natale is set to stay with Udinese after crunch talks with sports director Pietro Leonardi on Friday.

After being slammed by Udinese president Giampaolo Pozzo last week, Di Natale emerged from his meeting with Leonardi to apologise to the club for agitating for a move away.

"I was wrong, for this reason I ask everyone to forgive me," said Di Natale. "A weight has now been lifted from me, I hope no longer to be a negative influence on the team, to always maintain correct behavior and work as a professional."