Leeds United in shock move for former Real Madrid goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon

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Championship side Leeds United are one of several clubs trying to sign Italian goalkeeping legend Gianluigi Buffon. 

Buffon, 41, has left perennial French champions Paris St-Germain but is not yet ready to retire. He spent one season in the French capital and had the option to sign for another year but did not take up the option.

Now, several clubs have contacted Buffon, who spent 17 years between the sticks at Juventus, about a potential deal – which is likely to be his last before he finally hangs up his gloves, according to Italian newspaper the Corrirere Della Sera.

Leeds United are said to be one of the sides wanting him. They lost in the Championship play-off semifinals last season. But talismanic manager Marcelo Bielsa has agreed to stay on, and the chance to play under a legend may tempt Buffon.

The other clubs understood to be interested are Porto – who are looking to replace another goalkeeping legend in Iker Cassillas, who retired after suffering a heart attack. Fluminense are the other club interested.