Udinese director Cristiano Giaretta remains confident Antonio di Natale will play on next season.

The striker has declared he'll hang up the boots in the summer.

"He has an important record ahead of him to achieve," director of sport Giaretta told Sky Sport Italia.

"Will he remain next season? We are convinced he will play on, as he's so motivated. In the discussions we have now, we get the feeling he wants to continue and is hungry for more success."