Buffon rejects Gunners link

BY foxsports • May 13, 2011

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is reportedly on the lookout for a top-class goalkeeper and Italy international Buffon fits the bill. Wenger would have to pay big money for the 33-year-old, who moved to Turin for a deal worth a reported £32million in 2001. However, Buffon has poured water over the fire, insisting his future lies with Juventus, despite another dismal Serie A campaign in which the club are fighting for the final Europa League qualification spot. "Next year I will still be at Juventus," Buffon told Sky Sports Italia when quizzed on the prospect. "I don't think there is such a possibility of me going to Arsenal. My intentions and that of the club are to continue together. "It's been a disappointing season, we missed too many opportunities. Now Europe is the minimum target and is a question of dignity." Juventus boss Luigi Del Neri is walking a tightrope at the club, who are thought to be looking at other options for the managerial role. Buffon, though, has handed the boss his backing: "As long as I go to training and I find Delneri here I'm glad."

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