Juventus coach Didier Deschamps rates goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon as indispensable.
Buffon's future is under constant question, but the French tactician is of little doubt how important Italy's number one is to the Bianconeri.
"Gigi is indispensable to both me and the group as a whole," said Deschamps.
"I say this for what he has accomplished in the past and is accomplishing right now, and for the fact that there is simply no one else out there as good as him, also from a human point of view.
"I will do everything in my power to keep him here for a long time."
Meanwhile, Buffon's agent Silvano Martina has confirmed that a decision on his client's long-term future will be made in February when he meets club president Giovanni Cobolli Gigli.
"Juventus president said there will be a meeting with the player and I think this will happen within February," Martina told Radio Radio.
"He feels good with Juve but it's clear next season he will ask for a competitive side. Should the team fight for the title, he will probably remain."
Juventus, currently second in Serie B, face a big match against Genoa this weekend - but they will be without striker Giuseppe Sculli, who has been banned for eight months.