Andrea Ranocchia will stay at the Giuseppe Meazza for at least one more season, with the 33-year-old agreeing a contract extension with Inter.

This according to Italian journalist Nicolo Schira, who reports on his Twitter account that the Nerazzurri defender has made the renewal with the Nerazzurri official today.

Ranocchia’s contract had been set to expire at the end of the month, but he was still considered to be a valuable squad member, and new manager Simone Inzaghi wanted him to stay for next season, so the club offered him an extension.

The center-back had been considering the extension for the past few days, with a stay at Inter thought to be his preference, though he is also thought to have received offers from clubs in Italy and Turkey as well as from newly-promoted La Liga side Espanyol to join on a free transfer when his contract came to an end.

Schira’s tweet reads: “Done deal and confirmed! Andrea #Ranocchia will stay at #Inter. Extended his contract until 2022. #transfers