England coach Fabio Capello is impressed with Serie A leaders Udinese.

The Bianconeri are currently top of Serie A after finishing fourth last term, while the Azzurri were one of the first nations to qualify for Euro 2012.

"Udinese are now to be considered as a great reality of the Italian game," Capello told Radio RAI on Monday morning.

"I saw them play against Arsenal in the Champions League preliminary round and they are now a worthy European outfit.

"Had they not sold their three prized assets in the summer - Alexis Sanchez [Barcelona], Gokhan Inler [Napoli] and Cristian Zapata [Villarreal] - then they could have won the Scudetto this season…"