Buffon has called a news conference for Thursday to address his future, but his agent, Silvano Martina, has indirectly confirmed that he will be hanging up his gloves following Saturday's clash with Hellas Verona, when he will get his hands on the Serie A trophy for the seventh straight season and a record ninth time.
"I really don't think it's time for goodbye", Veronica Buffon said.
"Andrea [Agnelli] and I will continue to have dialogue and I will rely on his support and suggestions".
"Until 15 days ago, it was clearly known that I wanted to stop playing".
"I think after Saturday, when I have some serenity, I will take my final decision, which will be to follow what comes from within me".
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"All that mattered for me was ending in the best way possible at Juve, and let's not forget that Juve have an excellent goalkeeper who is 13 years younger than me".
"A lot of people have loved me here". With AP Photos.Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon says he is leaving the Italian club and considering playing elsewhere. "I always tried to do my best". However, since then, some proposals and exciting challenges have arrived, from off the pitch as well. I was always be grateful to all of you forever.
Buffon said Oliver had "a rubbish bin for a heart" after awarding a controversial late penalty in Juventus' Champions League semi-final defeat to Real Madrid. He announced his retirement from the national team in November when Italy lost a World Cup playoff to Sweden but recently returned for friendlies.
Buffon, 40, will make his 640th Serie A appearance, falling just seven short of the league record held by Paolo Maldini. It was certainly a special situation and a few days later, I said that Buffon, with the emotion of that night, should not say what he did.