Buffon wants Italy stay
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
In-demand Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon is set to shun a move to The Premiership.
In-demand Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon is set to shun a move to The Premiership in favour of staying in Italy.
The Italy World Cup winner has been linked with a move to Arsenal following Juventus' relegation to Serie B.
With Germany keeper Jens Lehmann nearing the end of his illustrious career Arsene Wenger is scouring the market for possible replacements.
While Buffon has conceded there is a chance he could end up in London, his priority is to remain in Serie A - with Milan now favourites to secure his signature.
"His first priority is to continue to play in Italy," explained Buffon's agent Silvano Martina to the Guardian.
"He likes London as a possible destination but his desire is to continue in Serie A."
Martina has previously stated his client will definitely leave the Old Lady should they be relegated from Italy's top-flight.