Juventus are plotting a summer move for Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp as a long term replacement for Gianluigi Buffon. Italy’s Old Lady have been following Trapp, 23, for some time as they prepare to replace 35-year-old Buffon when he eventually decides to retire.
Both clubs have already had contact over the transfer of Trapp to Juventus, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, and relations are said to be cordial.
Trapp arrived at Frankfurt in the summer of 2012 from Kaiserslautern and has a contract until 2016. However Juventus will look to bring Trapp to Turin in the summer.
The German U21 international stopper is considered one of his country’s brightest prospects and has played at all levels of youth football.
Meanwhile, Buffon said last year that he has no intention of retiring yet, saying he would only make that decision when he is eventually dropped from the Italian national team. Buffon moved to Juventus from Parma in a record fee for a goalkeeper (ˆ51 million) in 2001 and is recognised as one of the world’s best.
He has had a highly successful career winning the World Cup with Italy in 2006 and four Serie A titles.