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Buffon open to summer Prem switch
Published : 04 May 2010 09:52:00
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon would choose to move to England if the Italians were to show him the exit door at the end of the season. The 32-year-old, who remains the world's most expensive goalkeeper after his move for around £32million from Parma to Juve in 2001, is under contract with the Turin giants for three more years but has been linked with Premier League clubs Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City. Buffon told Italy's Sky Sport 24: "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 Italy international had great hopes heading into the 2009-10 campaign but has been disappointed with his side's performances. For a second straight year, Juve will finish the season without any silverware and to make matters worse, with no chance of playing in the Champions League next term. 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 does 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."