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Juventus look for new goalkeeper as Gianluigi Buffon's injury causes unrest - report

Juventus are in the market for a new custodian following Gianluigi Buffon's World Cup injury, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Azzurri No.1 was substituted at half-time during Italy's World Cup Group F opener against Paraguay on Monday because of a back problem.

Tests later showed Buffon has a spinal disc herniation, a problem which may require the 32-year-old to go under the knife and face a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

The Old Lady are already preparing for life without Buffon, and have identified
Marco Storari of Milan and Chievo Verona's Stefano Sorrentino as likely candidates to replace Gigi.

Storari has been linked with a move to Sampdoria after playing at the Marassi on a season-long deal, but his agent recently stated that the 33-year-old would remain at the San Siro.

Sorrentino, who represented Juventus from 1997-98, signed for Chievo Verona on a permanent basis last year after a season on loan there, but he has been a bit-part player with the Flying Donkeys.

It is believed that Juventus will set their sights on Monaco's 23-year-old keeper Stephane Ruffier, an Under-21 international for France, if they fail in their efforts for the Italian duo.

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