Vincent Candela has signed for Udinese after rejecting the chance to stay with Bolton Wanderers.

The full back had joined Bolton in January from Roma and had been on a contract until the end of the season. Bolton manager Sam Allardyce had been keen to retain the Frenchman but Candela has opted for Udinese and a shot at the Champions League.

“You will see that I will not be a disappointment,” Candela said.

“The chance to play in the Champions League gives me a lot of joy.

“Udinese are a big club and it would appeal to me if Pizarro stays as he is a real champion.”