Friday February 3 2012
Juve to tighten grip on Buffon

Juventus will soon open negotiations with Gigi Buffon in an effort to extend the goalkeeper’s contract.

Buffon, now 34, is presently only tied to the Bianconeri until June 2013, but the club are keen to tighten their grip on him.

According to reports in Italy on Friday, the Old Lady are ready to offer the veteran a new deal until the summer of 2016.

The Italian international is currently the club’s top earner, given that he earns around €6m per campaign.

Buffon, who will be the Juve captain next season once Alessandro Del Piero leaves the outfit, will be offered a reduced wage.

It is believed that Buffon will accept a cut in salary in order to remain at the club where he expects to hang up his gloves.

The net-minder moved to Juventus in the summer of 2001 after the Old Lady handed over a massive £32m to Parma for the ‘keeper.

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