Gianluigi Buffon to return to Juventus after one season at Paris St-Germain
Former Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has agreed an emotional return to former club Juventus next season.
Buffon, 41, spent 17 years with the Turin giants before joining Paris St-Germain last summer.
He announced on 5 June that he would leave PSG after a single season and now BBC Sport understands he will have a medical at Juventus on Thursday.
The former Italy skipper, who won 176 international caps, is one of the most-decorated players in the game.
In addition to the 2006 World Cup, Buffon won nine Serie A titles and four Italian Cups. He also won the French league last season.
He needs to make just eight more Serie A appearances to break the record of 647 currently held by AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini.