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REVEALED: Why Buffon is not between Man Utd posts

Gigi Buffon would already be a Manchester United player if not for his wife's veto, it has been revealed.

The Juventus goalkeeper has been linked with United several times this season and Gazzetta dell Sport says a deal was actually agreed last summer.

Looking for a successor to Edwin van der Sar, United manager Sir Alex Ferguson approached Juve for Buffon at the end of last season.

Buffon was excited by the proposal and was ready to say 'yes' to Fergie.

But they had not considered Buffon's wife Alena Seredova's opinion and she vetoed the family from moving to England.

It was also confirmed yesterday that Juve rejected an amazing £60 million offer 12 months ago from Manchester City for Buffon.

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