Gianluigi Buffon has rejected a move to Barcelona because he wants to be No 1 at his next club, according to reports.
The legendary Italian has offers from clubs across Europe but has rejected the Catalans’ advances.
The iconic Italian, 43, is available on a free transfer this summer and will enter his 26th season as a pro at his next club.
Barcelona contacted Buffon as they are keen to add an experienced stopper to their ranks as No 2 to Marc Andre ter Stegen.
But the wily old Italian politely declined as he no longer wants to be a backup, according to Spanish outlet Sport.