Deschamps: Its crucial that Buffon stays with Juventus

Deschamps said: “He is absolutely crucial and I’m convinced that he will remain over a long time period at Juve.

“We must be realistic and realise that the squad that finished first last season cannot be rebuilt immediately. The fans ask for a competitive team, the club knows this. If all goes well and we return to Serie A, we cannot be pleased to just participate. Juve is accustomed to competing for trophies.”