Apparently Juventus has been spurned by AC Milan in their quest to get Christian Abbiati plus a hefty sum of money for Buffon in exchange. Abbiatio has been offered to Torino. Now Juve wants to see if there are other takers for Buffon. It seems to be a race between Arsenal and Man U.
Buffon is a better fit for Arsenal. Most of the players are young and are from overseas. He'll live in London, infinitely more cosmopolitan than Manchester. His boss will be Arsene Wenger and not the old codger, Fergie who seems to rub of all his good players the wrong way.
The other player that Arsenal could pick up is Andrea Pirlo. The AC Milan star is not happy with the 15 point handicap that Milan is going to begin the season with. Pirlo will not come cheap and he could cost over 25 million pounds. AC Milan says that they are determined to hold onto all their players for this season. But it will be a coup if Arsenal gets Pirlo. He is far better than Ballack and with Rosicky in the middle, should make life miserable for the rest of the EPL clubs.
The Blues are trying to go for Gianluca Zambrotta in a big way and are willing to cough up plenty of Abramovich's dough to get him. But reports say that Real has the best chances of getting him.
The Red Devils seem to striking out in their chances of getting an international star. Vieira is more interested in Inter. Fernando Torres wants to stay on at Atletico Madrid. Gennaro Gattuso stays on at AC Milan. Even Kaka was reported to have gotten feelers from Man U but as of this moment he appears ready to continue on with AC Milan.
The Serie firesale is happening right now and there are plenty of developments that will take place in the next week or so.
Update: Fabio Cannavaro and Emerson sign up with Real.