Veteran Juventus shot stopper gianlugi Buffon/Photo: AFP/Getty Images
Veteran Juventus shot stopper gianlugi Buffon/Photo: AFP/Getty Images

Italy and Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon is expected to announce his retirement during a press conference on Thursday morning.

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According to Juventus, the 40-year-old has said he intends to hang up his gloves at the end of the season.

The club said in a statement without giving further details that the press conference would take place at the Allianz Stadium at 11.30 local time (0930 GMT).

Buffon has won nine Serie A titles with the club since joining in 2001 from Parma, and is expected to play his final game on Saturday against Verona in Turin.