Gianluigi Buffon set for Juventus return

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Gianluigi Buffon set for Juventus return

The legendary former Italy international is in talks with Italian champions Juventus over a surprise return to Turin. The Italian legend left the Turin giants last year, moving to Paris Saint-Germain on a two-year deal. He made 24 appearances for PSG last term, being rotated in the French champions' goal with Alphonse Areola. But at the start of June, Buffon elected to cut short his stay at the Parc des Princes, having been told he would only be backup in 2019-20. He's since spoken about potentially taking a year off and has contemplated retirement. "PSG told me five months ago that I would be the second goalkeeper next season. "I had plenty of time to think about it and I came to the conclusion that this was not for me, so I gave up a lot of money and a one-year option. "At the age of 41, I have this almost physiological need to feel sensations. Emotions translate into energy, dreams, the feeling of being part of something. "Today I find myself in a situation like last summer, in an extraordinary state of serenity, in a state of total relaxation where everything is open and it could all end in twelve months or in fifteen days." Seemingly it is the former, with reports in Italy from Sky Sports Italia that Buffon has already held talks with Juventus chiefs over a potential return. It's claimed that Buffon would return for one more year as back up to Juventus No.1 Wojciech Szczesny – with whom Buffon worked during his previous spell and has a good relationship. After that he would head upstairs, to join the Bianconeri management team.