Buffon rejects United transfer talk

Buffon has yet to play for Juve this season after undergoing back

surgery in the summer and he did not turn up for an official team

photograph last week. His absence from the photo call prompted

fresh rumours that the Italy international could be ready to end

his nine-year association with Juve. However, after rejecting the

idea that he could move to United last month, the 32-year-old has

again stressed there are no developments regarding his future.

“Manchester United? I am used to living with these rumours, people

have been speaking about this for six years now, but nothing has

happened,” he told Tuttosport. Juve’s general manager Beppe

Marotta, meanwhile, played down suggestions that Buffon’s absence

from last week’s photo had caused a rift with his team-mates.

Marotta said: “Juve have nothing to reproach Gigi for. “Actually we

expect him on the pitch as soon as possible. No such incident with

Buffon exists.”