Gianluigi Buffon has signed a one-year contract with Parma, the club where his career began, according to reports.
Sky Sport Italia and Sportitalia maintain the 43-year-old goalkeeper has agreed personal terms and put pen to paper.
Only the announcement is now outstanding for the Italy legend and World Cup winner to accept the move down into Serie B.
Buffon was 17 years, nine months and 22 days old when he made his Serie A debut for Parma in November 1995 and is a product of the Ducali youth academy.
He moved to Juventus in 2001 for a record €52.88m and returned to Turin last summer following a brief 2019-19 foray to Paris Saint-Germain.
Buffon had other offers too, reportedly even Barcelona and Real Madrid, but opted to have more regular playing time and help his beloved Parma return to Serie A following their relegation.
He made 220 competitive appearances for the Stadio Tardini side.