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Gianluigi Buffon Could Be Set For A Sensational Return To Serie A This Summer

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Gianluigi Buffon Could Be Set For A Sensational Return To Serie A This Summer

Italian veteran Gianluigi Buffon has been linked with a stunning return to Serie A this summer.

The Juventus legend, 41, was axed at Paris Saint-Germain after one season and has been on the hunt for a new club.

According to Sky Sport Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio, Atalanta would be interested in snapping up Buffon in the transfer window.

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And the Italian side believe that they could tempt the shot-stopping superstar, who has been linked with Barcelona, with the offer of playing in the Champions League.

Gian Piero Gasperini's men completed a stunning campaign that saw them finish third in Serie A.

But Di Marzio has said that Porto remain the favourites to sign the PSG star.

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The Portuguese side have been linked with him in recent weeks as a potential successor to Iker Casillas, who suffered a heart attack in May and who is expected to hang up his boots this summer.

But Buffon could snub the offer from Porto and make a return back home to Italy instead.

Parma, which is where the World Cup winner started his career, have also shown interest in re-signing their former player.

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While Buffon has not hinted at retirement from football, not everyone is keen to see him prolong his career.

Former Sampdoria and Inter Milan shot-stopper Guido Pagliuca believes that it's time for Buffon to retire from football.

"The best 'keeper of the last 20 years? Buffon. The most consistent and complete," the 52-year-old Italian told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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"And he has won more. He lived through difficult moments and he got back up again.

"As a great friend of his, I suggest that he have respect for his immense career.

"Continuing is a risk. And it is sad to make the end of [Francesco] Totti, seeing the matches off the bench. I advise him to retire here."

Which club should Buffon move to in the summer?

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Let us know in the comments.

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Topics: Football News, Parma, Football, Serie A, Primeira Liga, Atalanta, porto, Gianluigi Buffon

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