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Juventus want Jan Oblak to replace Gianluigi Buffon as they target Atletico Madrid ace to fill in for retiring legendary goalkeeper

Buffon calling it a day after 2018 World Cup and Juve have already made contact with Oblak as he refuses to sign new deal

Juventus reportedly want Atletico Madrid star Jan Oblak to replace Gianluigi Buffon when the legendary goalkeeper retires next summer.

Juve and Italy fans are bracing themselves for the end of an era when Buffon hangs up his gloves after the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Juventus are targeting Atletico Madrid goalie Jan Oblak

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Juventus are targeting Atletico Madrid goalie Jan Oblak

Oblak is wanted as a replacement for Gianluigi Buffon

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Oblak is wanted as a replacement for Gianluigi Buffon

And TuttoSport via TMW claims that Oblak is the number one choice to fill in at the Allianz Stadium.


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The Slovakia international is apparently refusing to sign a new Atletico contract following the interest from Juventus.

And the Serie A champs have already made contact with Oblak’s representatives as they look to set wheels in motion.

However, the shot-stopper has an eye-watering £89million release clause in his current deal.

And Juve may have to break the bank if they want to secure Oblak’s signature, with 24-year-old regarded as one of the finest keepers in Europe.

But Oblak will have some way to go to replicate Buffon’s phenomenal record if he does indeed make the move to Turin.

Buffon is retiring from football after the 2018 World Cup

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Buffon is retiring from football after the 2018 World Cup

Juve have already made contact with Oblak but he could cost £89m

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Juve have already made contact with Oblak but he could cost £89m

Buffon has been at Juventus since 2001 and has clocked up an incredible 627 appearances.

He’s won ten Serie A titles, three Coppa Italias and five Supercoppa Italias in the process, as well as the Serie B title in 2007.

Buffon was also instrumental in Italy’s 2006 World Cup win, and is sure to replaced in the national team by AC Milan youngster Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Oblak will do well to replicate Buffons achievements

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Oblak will do well to replicate Buffon’s achievements

AC Milan youngster Gianluigi Donnarumma will take over in the national team

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AC Milan youngster Gianluigi Donnarumma will take over in the national team

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