Juventus are putting together a move for Barcelona defender Dani Alves, with the hope of beating Manchester United to one of their long term targets, as reported by the Daily Star.
The defender’s contract expires at the end of the season, and as a result his future with the Catalan club is very much up in the air going forward.
As a result, he has been targeted by a series of the biggest clubs in the Premier League, with the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool all linked with a move for the player.
It is Man Utd who have been most interested in signing him, however, and they seemed in pole position to bring him in.
Reports in Italy now suggest, however, that Juventus are willing to spend a significant amount to convince Alves that they are the right club for him.
They could sign him for a cut price fee in January or agree terms on a contract to begin in the summer.
Barcelona defender Dani Alves has reportedly demanded a huge £250,000 a week in order to make the switch to Manchester United, with the Old Trafford club one of several in the Premier League that hold an interest in the Brazilian right back, as reported by the Daily Star.
Since moving to Barcelona, Alves has become one of the most highly decorated players in his position in world football, and he formed a key part of Pep Guardiola’s dominant side at the Nou Camp.
However, he has fallen down the pecking order under new boss Luis Enrique, with Douglas preferred to him, and he is now looking to move away in the near future.
With Man Utd circling, Alves has asked for £250,000 a week for his services in the future.
Despite the fact that Louis van Gaal’s side have given new signings big contracts in the recent past, they will not do the same for Alves.
This means the Barca player will have to lower his demands if he wants to move to Manchester.
Chelsea have emerged as the shock favourites to sign Manchester United target Dani Alves, with the club intending to turn to their Brazilian trio of Ramires, Willian and Oscar to secure the Barcelona star’s signature, as reported by the Daily Express.
The world class right back is out of contract at the end of the current campaign, and Barcelona are not particularly keen to lose the player on a free transfer.
Barca boss Luis Enrique is therefore looking to cash in on the defender in January, in order to make up for the significant spending spree that the Nou Camp club had in the summer.
Alves has been a stalwart in the side since his move from Sevilla, but now finds a series of alternatives, in the form of Douglas and Martin Montoya, ahead of him in the pecking order.
This means that the player is keen to move on, and with Chelsea interested, Alves is particularly keen to link up with the Stamford Bridge club’s Brazilian boys.