Buffon set to extend Juve deal

  • By: Nadia Carminati
  • Last Updated: October 29 2012, 13:28 GMT

Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta claims Gianluigi Buffon's contract extension is only a formality.

Gianluigi Buffon: Set to stay at Juventus

Gianluigi Buffon

1. Gianluigi Buffon

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Appearances 8 (0)
Goals 0
Assists 0
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Reports in the Italian press suggest that the 34-year-old goalkeeper is set to extend his deal in Turin until 2016.

And Marotta does not expect any problems given Buffon's on-going importance to the club.

"It seems to me the president has already cleared what is the current situation, that's to say that between Juventus and Buffon there aren't problems for the negotiation", Marotta told Sky Italia.

"Buffon is Juventus and so he could stay at this club as long as he wants. So the contract could become a formality. We will have time to officially announce the deal in the next few weeks."

The World Cup-winning keeper has been with the Bianconeri for over a decade since joining from Parma in the summer of 2001.


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