Departing PSG star set for Barca return?


After announcing his exit from Paris Saint-Germain, Brazil international Dani Alves has reportedly been linked with a shock return to FC Barcelona.

Alves, 36, opted against extending his stay in France, and bid the Ligue 1 champions farewell on Saturday after the Selecao's 5-0 thumping of Peru in the 2019 Copa America.

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As per French radio network RAC1, the former Sevilla star is believed to be keen on returning to the Camp Nou, where he spent eight trophy-laden years between 2008 and 2016, winning 23 trophies.

It has been claimed that Alves, who is believed to be good friends with Barca skipper Lionel Messi, has made himself available to be signed by his former team.

However, as per a subsequent report by RAC1, while Alves may appear to have offer his services to Barca, the Spanish giants are said to be uninterested in bringing the defender back to the Camp Nou.

With the Blaugrana already boasting the likes of fullbacks Nelson Semedo and Sergi Roberto in their squad, it is believed a return for Alves is not being contemplated by the Blaugrana, even if Semedo leaves the team in the current transfer window, as has been speculated.

Since his arrival at PSG from Juventus in June 2017, Alves made a total 73 appearances, finding the back of the net on eight occasions and registering 18 assists for the Ligue 1 giants.