Buffon’s agent denies United link

Gianluigi Buffon’s agent has rubbished reports linking his charge with a move to Manchester United.

The Juventus legend has long been linked with a possible switch to Old Trafford.

Now reports are claiming United are gearing up a bid for the 32-year-old goalkeeper as a replacement for Edwin van der Sar.

United’s goalkeeping coach Eric Steele has suggested that van der Sar will retire at the end of the season, leaving room for a new No.1.

But Buffon’s agent has been quick to deny that his client could move to United, even as early as January.

"I don’t know where these rumours come from," Silvano Martini told Calciomercato.

"It is nonsense. Buffon is out injured for three months. Who wants an injured player?

"And it seems to me that the best player at Manchester United is the goalkeeper van der Sar."