Italian media sources have not fully backed reports that Felipe Massa is close to extending his contract with Ferrari for 2011 and beyond.

Italian media sources have not fully backed reports that Felipe Massa is close to extending his contract with Ferrari for 2011 and beyond.

German and Brazilian reports last week suggested the 28-year-old, whose current contract with the Maranello based team is set to expire, is in talks to stay put for the next three seasons.

But according to some well-placed Italian sources, Ferrari is not in such a hurry to finalise its 2011 driver lineup.

Indeed, when asked about the team's 2011 lineup, a Ferrari spokesman told Italy's Sportevai said the topic is "not currently a priority".

The sources also insist that rumours linking Robert Kubica with a move from Renault at the end of 2010 should not yet be dismissed -- at least this early in the current season.

Finland's Turun Sanomat reports that while Kubica apparently signed a multi-season Renault contract late last year, the 24-year-old Pole may be able to switch to Ferrari as early as 2011, depending on various factors.

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