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Wednesday March 23 2011
Arsenal and Roma battle for Buffon

While Gianluigi Buffon insists he's staying at Juventus, it's reported Roma and Arsenal are battling for his signature.

The goalkeeper stuck with the Bianconeri through Calciopoli, Serie B and their current crisis that could see them miss out on Europe altogether.

His contract is up for renewal and every day the Italian papers include reports suggesting he is looking elsewhere.

Up until now the primary candidate has been Roma, who will invest heavily once new owner Thomas Di Benedetto completes his buy-out.

However, according to Sky Sport Italia this evening, Arsenal are also preparing to swoop for the World Cup winner.

The Gunners are having so many problems with their goalkeepers this season that they have brought back Jens Lehmann.

Buffon would be a reliable boost to the squad and increase their hopes of winning some silverware.

Other sides said to be interested in Buffon are Manchester City, Manchester United and Barcelona.

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