Monday January 3 2011
Buffon to push out Storari?

Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon could make his comeback earlier than expected, leaving Marco Storari to consider his future at the club.

Buffon recently returned to training after a six-month injury lay-off following a major back operation in the summer.

The 32-year-old has apparently been very impressive since his return to Vinovo, giving Juventus boss Gigi Del Neri a headache ahead of this week's match against Parma.

Storari hasn't really put a foot wrong during his time as Buffon's stand-in, establishing himself of one of Italy's best goalkeepers.

La Gazzetta dello Sport understands that given his burgeoning reputation, he wouldn't accept a place on the bench even at Juventus.

In the meantime, though, the Old Lady hopes to re-negotiate Buffon's contract with the club.

Buffon currently earns €6m a season, which is a heavy burden on Juventus' finances.

It's no secret that Beppe Marotta, the club's general manager, would like Buffon to accept a wage cut and one that would see him take home just over half of his current pay packet.

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