Buffon not certain to call time

26 January 2018 04:21:34 EST

Veteran Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon says it is not yet certain that this will be his final full season with the Serie A champions.

The 39-year-old has previously suggested that he will end his illustrious career in the summer, although he had hinted at playing on the feature in the World Club Cup if Juve won the Champions League final in May.

Of course, I don't want to become a problem for Juventus or my team-mates.

Gianluigi Buffon

Now, though, Buffon has claimed that there is a possibility that he could be persuaded to play on next term, while ruling out playing for another club other than Juve.

He told La Repubblica: "I'll meet President Andrea Agnelli soon and we'll talk about it. I want what's best for the team and whether Juventus think I can still be important.

"The best solution has to be found with the club; building together - if possible - a logical and shared path.

"Of course, I don't want to become a problem for Juventus or my team-mates. Could I go somewhere else if I'm not offered a new contract? It's Juve or nothing."

Buffon has won eight Italian league titles during his time with Juventus, as well as four Coppa Italia, although he has suffered two Champions League final defeats with La Vecchia Signora.

On the international front Buffon was part of the Italy team who won the World Cup in 2006 and reached the final of the European Championship six years later.

He won 175 caps for the Azzurri, but was denied a perfect send-off when Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup finals in Russia, losing out in a play-off to Sweden.

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