- Liverpool hopes Buffon would shun retirement and play for them
- The 40-year-old goalkeeper is expected to hang his boots from the game
- Liverpool will play Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Kiev
Champions League finalist Liverpool are trying to convince outgoing Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon to move to Anfield, The Sun reports, quoting Mediaset Premium.
Jurgen Klopp has struggled to have a stable goalkeeper for several seasons and current number one Loris Karius is far from secure.
And Italian media outlet Mediaset Premium claims the German tactician is making an ambitious swoop for the 40-year-old goalie.
The former Italy captain is due to retire after failing to qualify Italy for the World Cup and Juventus were knocked out of Europe.
The legendary shot-stopper has won dozens of trophies at domestic and international level but only Champions League trophy eludes him.
And Klopp could use that to try to convince Buffon to pull a shock u-turn especially after guiding the Reds to this season's final.
Roma's Brazilian stopper Alisson is another target for Anfield giants but the Italian outfit are reportedly placing a £87m.
Liverpool have been the surprise team in the Champions League this season after the Merseyside club walked past big sides to head into the final.
Despite selling Phillipe Coutinho to Barcelona in January their successful campaign would not have come without the sensational Mohammed Salah.
The Egyptian has scored 43 goals in all competitions including a record breaking 32 Premier League strikes for the Reds who finished the season in fourth position.
They will be facing Real Madrid in the finals, a repeat of the 1981 European Cup final, where Liverpool won by 1-0.
Meanwhile NAIJ.com had earlier reported Ronaldo will reportedly leave Real Madrid if they should sign Mohammed Salah at the end of the season.
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