Saturday will be my last game for Juventus: Gianluigi Buffon

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However, Buffon only briefly discussed Szczesny, who was brought in last summer as the 40-year-old's Bianconeri successor between the sticks.

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will reportedly be offered a chance to see out his career at Liverpool should he delay his retirement by a further year.

It seems an appropriate time for Buffon to retire, having previously stated he would walk away at the end of the season unless Juventus won the Champions League - a dream that was crushed in dramatic fashion at the quarter-final stage after he was sent off for a foul in the area and Real Madrid converted the resulting last-gasp penalty. "I am a competitive animal and I wouldn't be able to live in that situation".

Juve President Andrea Agnelli made the admission during Buffon's farewell Press conference, Chiellini seen as the natural choice after playing alongside the goalkeeper in Turin for the past 13 years.

Some sections of the Italian press are reporting that Liverpool are "mulling over" a deal for the 2006 World Cup victor.

That defeat ensured Buffon would not leave Juve with a Champions League winners' medal, the only major title he has never won in his career. He could well make his global retirement official after a friendly on June 4 against the Netherlands. With Wojciech Szczęsny clearly ready to replace him at club level, he had talked about continuing with the Azzurri but here it was revealed Buffon had been offered an off-field role by Juventus. "I wish him all the best".

'I can not thank the president for his kind words.

"I get to this point with plenty of emotions, but also with a great feeling of joy", he said.

"What am I going to do?" "Next week, after a few days to reflect, I shall make up my mind and follow my best instincts".

"If I decide to continue my on-pitch career, it will boil down to whether I still have the necessary drive and strength", he continued.

"I can't give Giorgio advice". I want to enjoy Saturday just like all other title celebrations. The day I can't, no problem. "It's something that I'd need to think long and hard about".