Schwarzer: Viduka close to signing new Middlesbrough deal

Schwarzer said: “You don’t go into the nitty-gritty but I’ve had general chats with Mark and he has hinted that he wants to stay.

“I know he’s happy here and I get the impression that he would like to sign another deal.

“But that, obviously, is not the same as actually doing it – and it won’t just be down to what Mark wants to do anyway.

“The club will have a massive say in what happens and I’d never criticise a player for going elsewhere if they are offered a better opportunity.

“Having said that, I do think Mark could see himself staying.”