Totti set to extend deal

ROME - Roma talisman and captain Francesco Totti is to extend his current contract at the club until 2012, according to a report in Corriere dello Sport on Wednesday.

ROME - Roma talisman and captain Francesco Totti is to extend his current contract at the club until 2012, according to a report in Corriere dello Sport on Wednesday.

The 31-year-old is currently contracted until 2010 but the Corriere said: "In the first month of the year he will extend his contract until the end of 2012." That would take Totti almost to his 36th birthday - he was recently quoted as saying he wanted to play on until he was 35.

The World Cup winner is a huge hero at Roma having played his entire career there and helping them to the Serie A title in 2001. - Sapa-AFP

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