Andrea Ranocchia will be an Inter player until the end of next season at least after signing a one-year contract extension with the Nerazzurri.

This is confirmed on the club’s official site, which announces that the 33-year-old has renewed at the Giuseppe Meazza.

The defender’s contract was set to expire at the end of the month, but he was offered an extension by the Nerazzurri, who hoped to keep the player in the defensive rotation for Simone Inzaghi’s squad next season.

Ranocchia was thought to have been tempted by offers from other clubs in Italy as well as other European clubs, though is believed to have always preferred a stay in Milan.

The 33-year-old joined the Nerazzurri in 2011, and has made 216 appearance and scored thirteen goals in all competitions for the club, including making eight appearances in Serie A where he picked up his first Scudetto since joining the club.