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Monday November 15 2010
Buffon tips Milan for title

Juventus custodian Gianluigi Buffon has crowned rivals Milan as favourites for the Italian championship.

The Rossoneri went to the top of the table last night after their 1-0 win over Inter saw them move six points clear of serious title contenders Inter and the Bianconeri.

"Milan are the big favourites for the Scudetto," said the currently injured goalkeeper.

"If we finish the campaign three or four points behind them then we can consider our season a success.

"If we were to finish 18 points behind them then it is clear that we still haven't reduced the gap between ourselves and our rivals.

"Juventus though are a solid side, a young one too, and the squad has been well built for the future."

Buffon, who has been sidelined since picking up an injury at the World Cup in South Africa, has repeatedly been in the news lately.

Stories suggest that his relationship with the new club officials isn't as strong as it was with the previous regime.

As a result, the former Parma man's future has been cast into some doubt with numerous clubs associated.

But Buffon has again pledged his allegiance to the Old Lady of Italian football. "I'll be back in January. With Juventus? Of course."

Marco Storari, signed from Milan in the summer after a spell at Sampdoria, has replaced Buffon in the Juve goal this term.

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