Italy coach Roberto Donadoni wants to discuss his new contract before the European Championships next summer.
"However, let's not talk about any difficulties because there are none for anybody. We'll talk about the contract responsibly and with respect."
"I can mention a few names along with his," continued Don. "If players demonstrate that they deserve to be in the national side then I will be happy to evaluate their candidacy.
"It all depends on the results they obtain, the equilibrium shown and the consistency they have this season."