Saturday November 6 2010
Buffon absence fuels Man Utd rumours

There is speculation around Gigi Buffon's future at Juventus, or Manchester United, after he missed out on the club's official photograph session.

On Friday the team was all meant to get together at a photography studio in Turin for the official pictures for this season.

Amauri missed out because he was suffering from a flu virus, but newspapers are speculating as to why Buffon did not turn up.

There were stand-ins for the two players and will be digitally inserted into the photograph for the campaign, but this will not help rumours the goalkeeper is looking for a January move to Manchester United.

Tuttosport suggests Buffon has been training regularly, but has rarely been spotted at the Stadio Olimpico on match day.

Instead, he has been in the stands for Carrarese games, as he is a shareholder in his hometown club.

He was also in Genoa to salute his Italy teammates before the Euro 2012 qualifier against Serbia last month.

Buffon has been out of action since his back condition deteriorated during the World Cup in South Africa, prompting him to undergo surgery.

He is not expected back on the playing field until January or February.

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