Gianluigi Buffon’s agent has revealed that the goalkeeper is ‘interested’ in replacing Iker Casillas at Porto.

Casillas is likely to announce his retirement in due course after suffering a heart attack at Porto’s training ground last month.

Buffon, meanwhile, spent the 2018-19 campaign at Paris Saint-Germain, playing 25 times in all competitions and winning the Ligue 1 title.

However, the former Juventus and Italy shot-stopper is now a free agent after rejecting a new contract.

“The idea of playing for Porto interests Gigi,” Silvio Martina told Portuguese newspaper O Jogo.

“However, there isn’t a serious offer on the table and we haven’t met anyone yet.

“He would be open to making the move. After all, we’re talking about a club with a great history, who play in the Champions League.”

The veterans have long been rivals for club and country but have always held each other in high esteem.

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