Buffon has announced he is leaving Juventus, with other offers now flooding in for the goalkeeper.
Buffon leaving Juve, not committed to retirement, West Ham need a keeper, Buffon likes West Ham— conor evans (@conorevans10) May 17, 2018
Buffon to west ham on a free calling it...— Ellis Ward (@Ellis_Wardie) May 17, 2018
Didn’t he say one of his clubs is West Ham? Sullivan spots a cheap option! Welcome Buffon https://t.co/vGK6FTUkgR— AndyWHU1987 (@AndyWHU1987) May 17, 2018
Buffon is leaving Juventus, I can actually see us signing him as he’s spoken about liking West Ham previously— ˗ˏˋ JΔMES ˊˎ˗ (@JameswhufcJones) May 17, 2018
Buffon leaving Juve, We need a keeper, he's a West Ham fan. @gianluigibuffon you know where to come mate x— Sean Gannon (@SeanGannon96) May 17, 2018
Transfer window has just opened, Buffon announcing he is leaving Juve - come on West Ham... pic.twitter.com/iGl9LuWxps— Darren Chapman (@darrenchapman7) May 17, 2018
Buffon would almost certainly have to take a wage cut to join West Ham, and he is likely to have interest from higher placed clubs.
However, Buffon has previously suggested that he wants to play for West Ham because of the fans.
He said to the Independent: 'I wanted to play for West Ham because of their supporters, they follow the Hammers with an extraordinary energy.’’
If West Ham could get a deal over the line for Buffon it would be their most remarkable signing of the summer.
The Hammers re known to be looking for a new goalkeeper, with both Adrian and Joe Hart struggling at the London Stadium over the past campaign.