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The veteran shot-stopper says he has no plans to quit the club and is looking forward to the prospect of equalling Fabio Cannavaro's Italy appearance record in Turin

Gianluigi Buffon insists he wants to finish his illustrious playing career at Juventus.

The 35-year-old has played more than 430 games for the Bianconeri since joining from Parma for €51 million (£43m) in 2001, and the veteran has stressed he has no desire to represent another club prior to hanging up his gloves.

Speaking after Italy's 1-0 World Cup qualifying win over Bulgaria, he told reporters: "I'll finish my career at Juventus. As long as they don't get tired of me I don't think I'll leave Juve."

Italy boss Cesare Prandelli said his side were indebted to Buffon following Friday's win after the World Cup winner pulled off a string of sensational saves to maintain his side's lead in Palermo.

But, Buffon feels his exertions were par for the course in a long and successful international career.

"I don't know which [save] was the most difficult. As a degree of difficulty they were similar stops. I'm happy, but I don't think this is the first time in 135 games I've done something good," he said.

Buffon will equal Fabio Cannavaro's record of 136 Italy caps should he continue in goal for Tuesday's meeting with Czech Republic, and the ex-Parma shot-stopper admits he will be proud to achieve the personal feat at Juventus Stadium - but only if his side can secure three points.

"I hope it will be a celebration for everyone. The situation may be about personal satisfaction, but it will only matter if we are able to qualify for the World Cup," Buffon added,


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