Juventus sign keeper Storari

Juventus have signed goalkeeper Marco Storari from AC Milan on a three-year deal, as uncertainty over the future of Italy number one Gianluigi Buffon remains, the Italian giants said on Wednesday.

Juventus will pay 4.5 million euros (5.5 million dollars) for the 33-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Sampdoria.

Buffon has been reportedly linked to either Manchester United or City and in May he seemed to hint at a move when he refused to commit his future to the Italian side following the end of their disastrous Serie A campaign, the worst in their history.

Asked if he was going to stay on with the team at the end of the season, Buffon said: "I don't know, that's something that I can't say I know and I don't know."

In Italy's first match at the FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa last week Buffon suffered a recurrence of a herniated disc and he may not play again during the tournament.

Juve, traditionally the biggest and most successful team in Italy, had a dreadful season finishing seventh in the Serie A and suffering a record number of defeats and goals conceded.

They will face the ignominy of playing UEFA Europa League qualifiers next season just to reach the group stage.