Juve and agent cool Buffon's Utd link

08 October 2010 10:18
Juventus have dismissed reports goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon could join Manchester United, who need a replacement for Edwin van der Sar.[LNB] Both United and Manchester City, as well as Bayern Munich, have been linked with the Italy international this year.[LNB]Reports in Italy claimed United were considering making an 18million euros offer to sign Buffon in the January transfer window as they seek a replacement for van der Sar, who turns 40 later this month.[LNB]However, Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta claims Buffon is going nowhere.[LNB]"I deny any negotiation with United, Buffon is a Juventus player," Marotta told Turin newspaper Tuttosport.[LNB]Buffon, who is under contract at Juve until June 2013, has been first-choice for both club and country since moving to Juve in 2001 but, at 32, has struggled with injuries in recent seasons.[LNB]He is currently out until the new year with a back problem.[LNB]Buffon's agent Silvano Martina also laughed off reports of Buffon's possible move to Old Trafford.[LNB]"These transfer rumours make no sense," he said. "Buffon has been sidelined for three months so who would want an injured player?[LNB]"Moreover, it seems to me that the best player at United so far has been van der Sar."

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