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It’s being reported in numerous press agencies this morning that Gianluigi Buffon has given Arsenal a come and get me plea in the wake of his decision to play in the Premier League next season. The vastly experienced goalkeeper has become increasingly unsettled with his current club Juventus over the lack of structure and stability surrounding the club and therefore has requested a transfer.

The Italian, who is 32 and still relatively young for someone in his position, remains the world's most expensive keeper after his £32.6million transfer from Parma nine years ago.

He still has three years on his Juve contract. But the Turin giants have failed to qualify for next season's Champions League and Buffon admits he could be tempted by a switch to England.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has been left fuming after blunders by keepers Manuel Almunia and Lukasz Fabianski, and although stating recently that all transfer rumours currently surrounding the club were untrue, is undeniably on the search for new recruits as he also stated at Arsenal’s pre-match press conference versus Wigan.  

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.

"We will see if we will decide for our paths to continue together."

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Martin Smith
5/4/2010 19:58:58

Buffon is over 30 and would only get a 1yr contract
Hart on the other hand is under 30 and get a contract of a few years. that would mean stability in defence.
We dont just need defenders but also a common knowledge between the players.
Personally i think Hart would offer that.

5/4/2010 21:52:12

Take this story with a pinch of salt.
Buffon is just gassing england to get a bigger contract either at juve or somewhere else like ac milan.
Him coming to arsenal would be a miracle but i doubt it.

5/5/2010 04:06:00

No chance of him coming. If the guy is unhappy about the lack of ambition at Juventus then why on earth would he move to a club like Arsenal who have even less ambition than Juve, and think about it, would he want to surround himself with a crap defence, I dont think so, forget this story.


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