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Buffon rejected bigger Man Utd, Man City offers for Juventus return

Gigi Buffon chose to re-sign for Juventus ahead of accepting offers from Manchester United and Manchester City.

The Daily Mail says Buffon, after leaving PSG, turned down an offer from Premier League champions City, which was proposed by manager Pep Guardiola himself, and their rivals United.

If he accepted a move to the Premier League, the veteran star would have earned twice as much as he will at Juventus, where he will be picking up £1.35million during his one-year spell.

The Italian recognised he would have been second-choice goalkeeper at either club, below both Ederson and David de Gea in the pecking order.

The idea of playing in England and competing for the historic Premier League title would have fascinated Buffon but after his emotional departure from Juventus last summer, he didn't want to turn down the chance to represent them again.

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