Gianluigi Buffon in talks over Juventus extension

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon reacts during the seria A football match Sampdoria against Juventus, on August 24, 2013
© Getty Images
Long-serving Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is close to signing a new contract with the Serie A champions which will prolong his career past his 39th birthday.

Gianluigi Buffon is believed to be close to signing a new deal at Juventus which will prolong his professional career past his 39th birthday.

The long-serving goalkeeper is currently contracted to the Serie A champions until the end of the 2016 season, but is in talks over a one-year extension.

He told reporters: "I have not renewed yet, but there are no problems either.

"There is a sense of unity with the staff and the president. We are talking about it and soon everything will be defined."

Buffon, 36, has made nearly 500 appearances for Juve since becoming the world's most expensive goalkeeper when he swapped Parma for Turin for £23m in 2001.

Juventus French midfielder Paul Pogba kicks and scores during the Serie A football match between Sassuolo and Juventus at the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia on October 18 , 2014
Read Next:
Half-Time Report: Juventus being held by Sassuolo
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1AC Chievo VeronaChievo00000000
2AC Milan00000000
3Atalanta BCAtalanta00000000
4BeneventoBenevento00000000
5Bologna00000000
6CagliariCagliari00000000
7Crotone00000000
8Fiorentina00000000
9Genoa00000000
10Hellas VeronaHellas Verona00000000
11Inter Milan00000000
12Juventus00000000
13Lazio00000000
14Napoli00000000
15Roma00000000
16SPALSPAL00000000
17Sampdoria00000000
18SassuoloSassuolo00000000
19Torino00000000
20Udinese00000000