Buffon set to announce retirement
Rome, May 14 (AFP) Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will hold a press conference on Thursday morning, during which he is expected to announce his retirement, the Serie A champions announced.
The 40-year-old Italian international has said he intends to hang up his gloves at the end of the season, but as yet has not made an official announcement.
Juventus sealed a seventh straight Serie A title on Sunday, to complete a league and cup double for the fourth year in a row.
The club said in a statement without giving further details that the press conference would take place at the Allianz Stadium at 11.30 local time (0930 GMT). Buffon, who has won nine Serie A titles with the club since joining in 2001 from Parma, is expected to play his final game on Saturday against Verona in Turin