Manchester City zone in on Dani Alves - reports
Posted: 18 June 2017 Time: 09:58
Manchester City are close to signing Dani Alves from Juventus, several Spanish media publications are reporting.
It is believed that the 34-year-old fullback has been in talks with officials from the Etihad Stadium over a move to England in a deal said to be worth around £5m.
City are in the market for a new right-back after Pablo Zabaleta left to join West Ham.
Alves was a star performer last season as the Italian club made the Champions League final before losing to Real Madrid.
He has a year left on his contract with Juventus but is said to be keen to play in the Premier League and for the chance to link up again with his former Barcelona boss.
“Last year I turned down many offers from the Premier League because I felt I had to go to Serie A,” the Brazilian told Esporte Interativo.
“There is a great defensive culture, and to go and play in England you have to know how to defend well. I hope that one day I will go there.”
City are also said to be interested in signing Kyle Walker from Tottenham, but Pep Guardiola is apparently closer to re-signing Alves.
In their time together at the Nou Camp, Alves and Guardiola won 14 major titles including three La Liga crowns and two Champions League titles.