Arsenal and Manchester City's hopes of signing Italian World Cup winner Gianluigi Buffon appear to be over after the Juventus goalkeeper pledged his future to the Bianconeri.
The 33-year-old has constantly been linked with a move away from Italy in the twilight of his career, and City, despite having England keeper Joe Hart in their ranks, were said to be interested in the veteran.
The Gunners meanwhile have had goalkeeping problems undermine their season thus far, with Wojciech Szczesny's error in the Carling Cup final, which cost Arsene Wenger's side victory over Birmingham City, the latest in a long line of goalkeeping mistakes.
Buffon was was quoted last summer as saying he would relish the chance to join the North-London outfit, but he's now moved to dismiss any rumours of a move to The Emirates or Eastlands.
“I also followed Juve into Serie B. The fans have an unconditional love for me.
“As for the future, I am closer to the idea of staying. I hope that Alessandro Del Piero stays too.
“He is a player who comes before everything in the history of Juventus."