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Wednesday July 3 2019
The last temptation of Gigi

Gianluigi Buffon’s return to Juventus after just one year benefits both player and club, assures Giancarlo Rinaldi, and is far tastier than reheated soup.

We have all, be honest, gone back for one final extra plateful from the all-you-can-eat buffet. Even though the last buckle hole on your belt might be crying out for mercy, how many of us can resist just another nibble at the delights on display? So who among us could really blame Gianluigi Buffon if he does indeed go back to the scene of his greatest triumphs, Juventus, for one more hurrah?

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Wednesday June 26 2019
Buffon agent: 'Juventus is an idea'

Gianluigi Buffon’s agent admits there are negotiations for a return to Juventus, although he adds “for now it’s just an idea.”

The news exploded on Tuesday night that Buffon was planning not just a comeback to Serie A and to Italy, but to Juve only one year after leaving for his Paris Saint-Germain adventure.

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Tuesday June 25 2019
Sky: Buffon back at Juventus!

Gianluigi Buffon is in advanced negotiations for a return to Juventus on a one-year contract, with a future as a director, claim Sky Sport Italia.

The shot-stopper is already 41 years old and will be 42 in January 2020, but left the Bianconeri at the end of his contract in July 2018.

Although Paris Saint-Germain offered him an extension on the one-year deal, he decided against another stay in Ligue 1.

According to Sky Sport Italia transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio, Buffon is in regular and advanced talks for a stunning return to Juventus.

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Sunday June 23 2019
Leeds Utd fans run with Buffon rumour

English fans are buzzing about rumours Gianluigi Buffon could join Leeds United, but there seems to be very little behind this story.

The Corriere della Sera newspaper mentioned in passing that there were several proposals from around Europe for the goalkeeper, including FC Porto – which was confirmed by agent Silvano Martina – and, among others, Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds.

This prompted sites in Britain to run with it, sparking a social media frenzy among supporters of the Championship club.

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Saturday June 22 2019
Buffon confirms Porto offer

Gianluigi Buffon has received an offer from FC Porto, confirmed his agent, but the goalkeeper “will make a decision in around 10 days.”

The shot-stopper is a free agent after turning down a contract extension with Paris Saint-Germain and has hinted he’s looking for a return to Italy.

However, so far the most credible proposal has been from the Portuguese champions, who’d bring him in to replace Iker Casillas.

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Thursday June 20 2019
Porto or Atalanta for Buffon

FC Porto and Atalanta are the most likely options for Gianluigi Buffon, as both are in the Champions League, note Sky Sport Italia.

The goalkeeper is already 41 years old and rejected a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain, as he wants to play more regularly.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, the favourites are Porto, as he would replace good friend and fellow veteran Iker Casillas following the Spaniard’s heart attack.

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Thursday June 20 2019
Buffon caught red-handed

Gigi Buffon posted an image on social media showing him zooming towards a new adventure, but it also confirmed him breaking several laws.

The goalkeeper is hoping to continue his playing career after one year at Paris Saint-Germain and has been linked with Parma and Brescia.

“Travel only has one rule don't come back the same as you left. Come back different,” he wrote on his Twitter and Instagram post.

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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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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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