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Juventus No1 Buffon back on agenda for Man Utd

Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon is back on the agenda at Manchester United.

United have a fee agreed with Atletico Madrid for their young shot-stopper David De Gea, but the Spaniard is reluctant to leave home so early in his career.

Ajax No1 Maarten Stekelenburg is also a target for United, though his Dutch club has moved to open new contract talks with him this week.

The News of the World says Buffon has emerged as a surprise option as Manchester United search for a successor to Edwin van der Sar.

Buffon was criticised by Juve president Andrea Agnelli last week and there are suggestions in Italy the Bianconeri must sell the shot-stopper to fund their squad rebuilding plans - particularly after missing out on Champions League qualification this season.

Buffon's family have been spotted in Manchester during the season, with suggestions they were on a house-hunting expedition.

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