Buffon: I will remain at Juventus for three more years

The Italy international has made it clear that he will sign a contract extension in the not too distant future as he is happy to stay at the Bianconeri
Gianluigi Buffon has revealed that he will remain at Juventus for three more seasons as he has no intention of leaving the Serie A champions any time soon.

The experienced goalkeeper's current contract is due to expire at the end of the season, but Buffon has stated that it is only a matter of time before he will sign an extension until 2016.

"Is there a problem with my renewal? No, not at all," Buffon told Tuttosport.

"It's only a matter of priorities. It's about the needs of the team, the club and obviously my own desire.

"Our main priority for now is to end this series of big games on a positive note. We can think about signing my renewal after that.

"Will there be any surprises? No. I will remain at Juventus for three more years."

Buffon came close to winning the Champions League in 2002-03 when Juventus were beaten by AC Milan in the final, and he's determined to win the competition before ending his active career.

"The Champions League is something I want to win before ending my career. I cannot deny it. I would be sad to retire without winning it.

"I will not hang around just to steer the boat into the port. I have always been a speedboat and will go full throttle as long as I can."

Buffon joined Juventus from Parma in the summer of 2001, and has since made over 400 official appearances for the club.