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PSG to offer Buffon contract extension to 2021 - sources

Angel Di MarĂ­a looked unstoppable against Marseille, scoring twice and providing the opening goal assist in a strong win at Le Parc des Princes.

Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is close to a contract extension to 2021 with the French champions, sources have confirmed to ESPN FC.

Buffon signed an initial one-year contract with an option for a second last summer, and that option is being taken up by PSG with the intention of adding a potential third, which would take him to the age of 43.

He has been praised for his largely positive impact on the Ligue 1 giants' squad since joining as a free agent from Juventus, but the...

Gianluigi Buffon falters, Thilo Kehrer 'horrific' as PSG bounced from Champions League

ESPN FC's Craig Burley doesn't mince his words for Paris Saint-German as they crash out of the Champions League round of 16 for the third year running.

PARIS -- Paris Saint-Germain conspired to throw away a 2-0 away lead from the first leg with a 3-1 defeat at home to a depleted Manchester United side to exit the Champions League at the last-16 stage for the third consecutive season.

Juan Bernat's equaliser was not enough as a Romelu Lukaku brace and a late Marcus Rashford penalty sent Thomas Tuchel's men crashing out of Europe.


Such a loss from such a favourable position challenges Barcelona's Remontada in the Round of 16 for...

Ronaldo filled void left by Buffon at Juventus - Chiellini

Matchday 24 in Serie A saw a plethora of world-class goals, but were any better than Krzysztof Piatek's no-look volley for Milan?
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a goal and assisted Paulo Dybala's screamer to help Juventus rout Frosinone ahead of the first leg against Atletico Madrid.
Italian Serie A: Leonardo Bonucci (17') Juventus 2-0 Frosinone
Italian Serie A: Paulo Dybala (6') Juventus 1-0 Frosinone

Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini said Cristiano Ronaldo has "filled the void" left by Gianluigi Buffon.

Buffon, 41, left in the summer after 17 years with the Bianconeri and joined Paris Saint-Germain, while Ronaldo arrived from Real Madrid.

Speaking ahead of Juve's visit to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League round-of-16 first leg, Chiellini has said swapping the goalkeeper for the forward has worked as a like-for-like transfer terms of the two players' influence off the pitch.

"The arrival...

Gianluigi Buffon: I suffered with depression, had panic attack at Juventus

ESPN FC's Craig Burley and Mark Ogden weigh in on American Timothy Weah's loan move to Celtic from PSG.
ESPN FC's Ligue 1 correspondent Julien Laurens shares the latest on Adrien Rabiot's future, amid links between the PSG midfielder and Barcelona.

Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has said he suffered with depression early in his career and once missed a match for Juventus due to a panic attack.

Buffon has enjoyed an incredible career which has so far seen him win 23 major trophies -- including a World Cup -- and he is still fighting to win his first Champions League medal at the age of 40.

But, despite enjoying success from an early age, there have been difficult moments for the ex-Italy international -- in particular during...

Buffon: I would have quit without Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona or Real Madrid call

Gianluigi Buffon has told RMC he would have retired if he had not received a summer call from Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona or Real Madrid.

PSG brought in 40-year-old former Juventus keeper Buffon on a free transfer and he is playing regularly in Thomas Tuchel's team.

"The important thing is no longer passion, it is the challenge -- I like that a lot," Buffon said. "I had decided to retire, and only a call from PSG, Real Madrid or Barcelona could have changed my mind.

"It was only a dream, craziness,...

PSG's Gianluigi Buffon: Marco Verratti the only 'real talent' in Italian football

Gianluigi Buffon has described Paris Saint-Germain teammate Marco Verratti as "the only real talent" in Italian football.

The Italian goalkeeper left Juventus in the summer before joining the French champions where he has been reunited with Verratti, who he played alongside for the Italy national side.

And asked his opinion on the midfielder, Buffon said he was so good that "normal players" struggle to play on his wavelength.

"Marco is a really incredible player," Buffon, 40, told La Gazzetta...