Reports are out claiming that Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has revealed Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal all attempted to sign him at different stages throughout his career.
The Italian international star has made more than 600 appearances during a 20-year career in Serie A, but recently admitted he could have easily ended up playing in England’s top flight.
“I remember when I was 20 years old in 1998 I had dinner once with Wenger from Arsenal,” Buffon told BT Sport.
“Then when I was at Parma, Manchester United definitely had their eyes on me for a long time with Ferguson.
“Let’s say that the most serious and direct approach I had was from Manchester City.
“They wanted to start their adventure by signing two or three more renowned players and I was one of them. That was 2007 or 2008 roughly. However, nothing came of it for various reasons.”