Juventus director Roberto Bettega has quashed the persistent rumours surrounding Gianluigi Buffon, saying that the goalkeeper will stay with the Turin outfit.
Buffon has been linked with a move away from the Bianconeri this summer, but Bettega has labelled the Italy shot-stopper as "untouchable", dismissing earlier reports that the 32-year-old was gearing up to leave the Old Lady.
"In regards to what was written about Buffon and his possible sale, I want to reassure the fans that Gigi is untouchable. He will remain at Juventus," the director affirmed.
Bettega is also confident that the Bianconeri can shake off their recent woes and put together a positive performance against Napoli on Thursday night.
"I am confident that the team will quickly return to showing what they can do, and what they did only recently. All the players will be ready and focused on Thursday's match," he said.
Buffon has been linked to Manchester United, Manchester City and Bayern Munich.
Juventus Forward Vincenzo Iaquinta Suffers Injury In Training - Report(Goal.com)
Juventus hitman Vincenzo Iaquinta has suffered another injury this season after straining his quadriceps in his left leg during training at Vinovo.
Iaquinta was training with his Bianconeri team-mates for their upcoming match against Napoli on Thursday night but was forced to leave the session earlier than expected, complaining of muscle pain, according to TuttoJuve.com.
The former Udinese striker will more than likely miss the Turin outfit's match against the Azzurri and further scans are to be done in the coming days to reveal the full extent of the injury.
This is Iaquinta's third injury this season, after having his meniscus in his knee operated upon and suffering a back strain prior to his side's Europa League return leg clash against Fulham last week.
Juventus Midfielder Mohamed Sissoko To Miss Napoli Match - Report(Goal.com)
Juventus midfielder Mohamed Sissoko will likely skip the midweek Serie A clash with Napoli after a death in his wife's family, according to Il Corriere dello Sport.
The Mali international has flown to Paris after the unfortunate loss, absent from today's training session at Vinovo, and is not expected to return in time to face Napoli on Thursday.
Without Sissoko, the four-man midfield will likely consist of Mauro Camoranesi, Christian Poulsen, Felipe Melo, and Claudio Marchisio, with Diego supporting David Trezeguet in attack.
The Bianconeri are coming off a string of poor results, the latest being a 1-0 defeat against Sampdoria on Sunday evening, that leaves their Champions League qualification hopes hanging in the balance.
The match at the Stadio San Paolo kicks off at 20:45 CET on Thursday.