Buffon eyes England move
Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon has alerted Premier League clubs by revealing he would move to England.
By Simone Bargellini & Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 04/05/10 10:40am
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has alerted a host of Premier League clubs by revealing that he would consider a move to England at the end of the season.
Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal have all been linked with the world's most expensive goalkeeper, who has become disillusioned at the Serie A side after they failed to qualify for the Champions League.
The Italy international, who joined Juve from Parma for £32million in 2001, is under contract at the Stadio Olimpico for another three years, but could be tempted to leave in the summer.
Buffon said: "If I had to leave, I think England would be my destination.
"My desire to leave Juve is equal to that of Juve's will to have me leave.
"At this time there is nothing [to discuss] but there are two weeks to go [before the end of the season] and anything can happen.
"Juve always has the priority and we will see if we will decide for our paths to continue together."
The 32-year-old has been disappointed with his side's performances this season, which have left Juventus trophy-less for a second consecutive year.
Last weekend's 1-1 draw at Catania ended Juve's hopes of a top-four finish in Serie A and they are seventh in standings with two games remaining.
"Everyone is to blame as we [the players] have got things wrong as well," said Buffon.
"At the start of the season, we believed that we were a good side, but four or five good results do not make you a champion team.
"Not everything needs to be redone. There were many good things, and plenty of good players to keep.
"But there are some things that need to be looked at, otherwise we risk going through several seasons with the same problem."