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Sunday June 16 2019
'Rabiot like Pogba, Vidal & Marchisio'

Adrien Rabiot “has the strength of Paul Pogba, the courage of Arturo Vidal and potentially the dynamism of Claudio Marchisio,” said Gigi Buffon.

The midfielder is in talks with Juventus and Manchester United, as he is a free agent once his Paris Saint-Germain contract expires on June 30.

There have been concerns over his personality after months of clashes with the club hierarchy, but Buffon urges the Bianconeri to snap him up.

“Rabiot is incredible, such a great player,” Buffon told the Corriere dello Sport.

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Sunday June 16 2019
Buffon: Conte no traitor, Sarri...

Gigi Buffon hit back at Juventus fans calling Antonio Conte a traitor for joining Inter, while he sees Maurizio Sarri as the Bianconeri “breaking away towards pastures new. He’s not a revolution or a gamble.”

The goalkeeper sat down for a lengthy interview with the Corriere dello Sport newspaper and discussed the changing landscape of Serie A tacticians.

“What really did upset and hurt me was seeing some Juve fans calling for Conte’s star in the hall of fame to be removed after he joined Inter.

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Sunday June 16 2019
Buffon: Why I left PSG...

Gianluigi Buffon explained his decision to leave PSG and options going forward. “I am in search of emotions. If I lack the drive I’m looking for, I might gift myself a year of learning.”

The goalkeeper is considering his next career move, having turned down a contract extension with Paris Saint-Germain after one season in France.

“The other day, I read a phrase that I really liked,” he told the Corriere dello Sport.

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BLOG ITALIA
Wednesday June 12 2019
Buffon's next adventure

There’s one more move in Gianluigi Buffon’s stellar career, so Football Italia Chief Correspondent Richard Hall looks at where he could go.

There are few who would begrudge Gigi Buffon one more season. The iconic goalkeeper decided not to renew with PSG this summer and instead wants to look for pastures new to ply his trade, even at his ripe old age. His agent has confirmed that he is looking through the many offers he already has, but it would be no surprise if he took his time. Despite his status as one of the best goalkeepers the world has ever seen, there are still reasons for him to be careful.

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Wednesday June 12 2019
'Buffon open to Porto move'

Gianluigi Buffon’s agent has revealed that the goalkeeper is ‘interested’ in replacing Iker Casillas at Porto.

Casillas is likely to announce his retirement in due course after suffering a heart attack at Porto’s training ground last month.

Buffon, meanwhile, spent the 2018-19 campaign at Paris Saint-Germain, playing 25 times in all competitions and winning the Ligue 1 title.

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Tuesday June 11 2019
Report: Buffon pole for Porto

Former Juventus and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is reportedly Porto’s No 1 choice to replace Iker Casillas.

Describing it as a transfer ‘bomb’, O Jogo cites a report in Tuttosport that claims Buffon could be headed for Porto.

According to the newspapers, the 41-year-old is ready to serve as the heir to Casillas for the Portuguese champions.

The former Real Madrid shot-stopper is expected to retire from football after suffering a heart attack last month.

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Saturday June 8 2019
Buffon in talks for Parma return?

Gianluigi Buffon is in negotiations for a return to his first club, Parma, claims La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The 41-year-old goalkeeper is a free agent after turning down a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain.

He made 25 competitive appearances for the French champions, keeping nine clean sheets.

The shot-stopper hinted at a return to Italy and that does seem to be on the cards, with reported negotiations going on with Parma.

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Saturday June 8 2019
Atalanta: 'Ilicic stays, no Buffon'

Atalanta President Antonio Percassi assures Josip Ilicic “and the best players will remain in Bergamo,” but Gigi Buffon won’t join them.

This has been an historic campaign for the Bergamo club, as they finished third in Serie A, qualified for the Champions League for the first time ever and reached the Coppa Italia Final.

Work also started on reconstructing the Stadio Azzurri d’Italia.

“A football club is still a business and that means planning is necessary,” Percassi told reporters at an awards event.

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NEWS
Friday June 7 2019
Commisso unveils Fiorentina plan

Rocco Commisso unveiled himself as Fiorentina’s new owner on Friday, with a few choice words for Milan, Federico Chiesa and the Press.

Commisso takes over from the much-criticised Della Valle family, and journalists immediately warmed to the Italo-American’s quirky personality, which saw him regularly switch between his mother tongue and English.

“Good day to everyone and good day to the Press,” he began.

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Friday June 7 2019
Buffon eyes Olympic farewell?

Gianluigi Buffon is reportedly hoping to close his career with gold as Italy’s starting goalkeeper at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Buffon wants to be selected as one of Italy’s three players over the age of 23.

The former Juventus No 1 has already taken part at an Olympic tournament, acting as Gianluca Pagliuca’s deputy in 1996.

On that occasion, the Azzurri finished bottom of a group containing Mexico, Ghana and South Korea.

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