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Venezia are preparing to make an initial offer for the services of Juventus midfielder Gianluigi Buffon.

Venezia have also agreed to sign the Brazil star, a source close to the talks told Mediaset Premium.

The deal, which has been discussed for some time, would see the Bianconeri buy out Juventus’ contractual obligations for the duration of the World Championship.

The 24-year-old Buffon, who has scored 26 goals in 38 appearances for the Serie A club, would be a good addition to a side currently struggling for goals and is yet to score a Serie A goal this season.

The Bianconeros are currently in fifth place in Serie A and face Juventus in the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday.

The move is unlikely to go ahead without Juventus agreeing a price, with the Biancocelesti unwilling to give up on their prized asset.

The Italy international has also been linked with moves to Bayern Munich and Real Madrid, but no deal has yet been agreed.

The Italian club’s offer is thought to be in the region of €10 million, which is slightly higher than the amount they are willing to pay for the player.