Abate and Antonini extend Milan contracts

MILAN - Full-backs Ignazio Abate and Luca Antonini have signed new deals that will keep them at AC Milan until June 2014, the Serie A club said on their website on Thursday.

Both players, products of Milan's academy, have featured frequently this term.

Abate came back from a co-ownership deal with Torino in the close season, while Antonini (pictured) returned from a similar agreement with Empoli the previous year.