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Buffon and Chiellini extend Juventus contracts

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The pair share a very close bond. Credit: PA

Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon and vice-captain Giorgio Chiellini have signed new deals with the Serie A champions.

Veteran goalkeeper Buffon has penned a fresh contract until 2017, while defender Chiellini has committed his future to the Turin club until 2018.

The pair on Thursday appeared alongside Juve president Andrea Agnelli at a press conference, where the news was announced.

"It's an important day for Juventus. We're here with the captain and vice-captain," Agnelli said. "Gianluigi Buffon has extended his Juve contract until 2017, Chiellini until 2018.

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Giovinco cools transfer talk

Juventus striker Sebastian Giovinco has played down reports that he will leave the club in the winter transfer window.

The Italy international has made just two starts for the Bianconeri this season and has been strongly linked with a move away from Turin in January.

Giovinco was a reported target of Premier League clubs Tottenham and Arsenal this summer but opted to remain at Juve, looking to convince coach Massimiliano Allegri to give him a regular place in his starting line-up.

There's something that is not quite right, that's obvious. It's a strange season for me and we will see what we do.

I don't think I will leave in January but we will see in June.

– Sebastian Giovinco

New Juve deal for Buffon a 'formality'

Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta believes Gianluigi Buffon's contract extension is only a "formality".

The long-serving goalkeeper's current deal with the Turin giants expires next summer, but reports in the Italian press suggest that Buffon is set to extend his stay until 2017.

With regards to Buffon, we've always said that he is a professional, a serious person and he loves Juve. He recently received a commemorative medal for making 500 appearances in the Bianconeri colours.

This is a further testimony of a relationship that has consolidated over time.

I believe that Buffon's renewal is simply a formality.

– Giuseppe Marotta told Gazzetta dello Sport

Paul Pogba extends Juventus contract until 2019

Italian Champions Juventus have released this video tribute to Paul Pogba after the midfielder extended his contract with the club until 2019.

The French international has regularly been linked with some of Europe's biggest and most wealthy clubs since moving to Italy and storming to prominence as one of the world's most impressive young players.

In 2012, he rejected the chance of signing a new deal at Man United in favour of moving to Juventus after growing frustrated at the lack of first team opportunities under Sir Alex Ferguson.

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Arturo Vidal fined 100,000 euros for night out before Roma clash

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Vidal has been linked with Man Utd. Credit: PA

Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal is facing further disciplinary action from his club Juventus for having a night out ahead of the Serie A match with Roma.

The South American was dropped to the bench for Sunday's 3-2 win after staying out until the early hours of Friday morning.

Photographs which show the 27-year-old in a Turin bar have been circulating in the Italian media, with the club now reportedly set to fine him 100,000 euros.

Vidal is the typical South American player. The history of football is full of these types of stories.

(Former Juventus great and Argentina international Omar) Sivori was one of them, so was (ex-Inter Milan and Argentina star Antonio) Angelillo and many others.

South Americans are like that. They live certain situations in their own way, they have a way to celebrate and to enjoy themselves.

We just have to keep him (Vidal) at bay and control him. From a football standpoint, we cannot say anything. A fine of 100,000 (euros)? Perhaps it's not enough.

– Juve club administrator Giuseppe Marotta
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