Juventus want Tim Krul to replace Gianluigi Buffon?

Newcastle's Tim Krul makes a save under pressure during the match against Tottenham on November 10, 2013
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Serie A giants Juventus reportedly identify Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul as the long-term replacement for 36-year-old Italian legend Gianluigi Buffon.

Serie A giants Juventus are apparently readying a £10m offer for Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul as they prepare for life after long-serving Gianluigi Buffon.

Buffon is not planning to hang up his boots just yet, but the Old Lady realise that the 36-year-old can only have a season or so left in his glittering career.

According to The Express, Juve have identified Magpies star Krul, who has been one of the most consistent shot-stoppers in the Premier League since breaking into the team in 2010, to replace the 129-times capped Italian international.

Krul is sweating on his World Cup place having been left out of Louis van Gaal's latest Netherlands squad and may jump at the chance to join a bigger club to improve his international chances.

Juve would also be able to offer the 26-year-old Champions League football and hope this will lure him away from England this summer, although Napoli are also reportedly interested in signing him.

Josè Maria Callejon of Napoli scores the opening goal during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and Juventus at Stadio San Paolo on March 30, 2014
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