It has been revealed that Juventus have rejected the Italian club’s offer of a two-year deal with the former Milan defender, who has been with the Bianconeri since 2013.
The move would have seen the Italian international leave the Giallorossi for Juventus in the summer, however, the club’s hierarchy decided against the move as they felt Buffon was the right player for the Biancovore.
“The Italian club has expressed their desire to sell Gianlui Buffon to Juventus,” Milan sporting director Marco Fassone told Sky Sport Italia.
“They have also asked us to reject our offer of two years.
We have to decide on this now, in our time.”
According to Sky Sport, Juventus have offered Buffon a four-year contract, but the Giampietro club have stated that they cannot agree to the contract with a player of his caliber.
The signing of Buffon would have taken Juventus from the Serie A relegation zone, but with the arrival of Juventus’ new signing Gonzalo Higuain, the Giamps Serie A ambitions are back on track.
“It’s always tough when you lose your first team player,” Buffon’s former club Milan said in a statement.
“It is always difficult to replace someone who has already played so many games.
But it’s also difficult to leave your first-team squad without any players who can fill your role.
The Giampetro are very strong and we wish them the best for the future.”