Former Juventus goalkeeper Stefano Tacconi has commented on the club's current situation, after a disappointing seventh place finish this season has forced the Bianconeri to rebuild.
On Saturday, the goalkeeper took part in an event organised by Yahoo! in the Piazza Castello in Milan and he also spoke to Goal.com about a number of topics including the future of Gianluigi Buffon and the start of Andrea Agnelli's reign at the club.
So Stefano, what will happen with Buffon?
"It depends on him at this point. We must see if he has the desire to remain at Juventus. I think he has demonstrated his commitment to the club, even going to Serie B, but everyone has their goals and ambitions. Juve must rebuild and will not play in the Champions league for a little while, so I don't know if he's content to stay."
If the club decides to sell for cash, would they use the money to purchase another great goalkeeper and more players?
"Well, if he leaves, Juventus will buy another goalkeeper. Indeed, from what I know, the club have already bought him. I think they have bought [Cagliari goalkeeper Federico] Marchetti with the intention of moving him to another team so he can get to his real objective. Marchetti should go to Fiorentina."
How would you rate the first day of the Agnelli leadership?
"It wouldn't be normal if things were simplistic, but the arrival of [Sampdoria director Beppe] Marrotta is already a good sign for the fans. He's a great director and I think he'll do very well."
Today with Yahoo! You've donned the gloves again.
"I play for fun and I have my team which plays for charity, but in other games I play as a striker, because in goal I get bored."
Then can you give us your opinion on some of the Bianconeri's objectives? What about Giampaolo Pazzini? Would he like to join Juventus?
"When players like Pazzini, [Angelo] Palombo, or [Javier] Pastore of Palermo are for sale they are...beautiful pieces that can make up a mosaic, but beyond that who knows."
Buffon future still unclear(Mirror Football)
The future of Gianluigi Buffon is still shrouded in mystery, as conflicting quotes continue to emerge from Italy.
Earlier today the Juventus goalkeeper proclaimed his love for the Serie A giants in Italian daily Tuttosport, and distanced himself from a move to Arsenal.
“I have never spoke about leaving,” said Buffon, who has on numerous occasions, at the very least, expressed uncertainty about his future.
“I have not had any contact whatsoever with any other team. I have never heard of interest from Arsenal or anyone else.
“My priority is, was, and always will be Juve,” continued the Italian number one.
However, new Bianconeri boss Luigi Del Neri clouded the issue further, saying: “I need to see if Buffon still wants to remain at Juve.”