Dani Alves tells Juventus he wants to leave amid Manchester City interest

Ross Houston
June 20, 2017

The former Barcelona man, like Mendy, Walker and Bertrand, is also keen to link up with Pep Guardiola and City sources expect the team to agree personal terms swiftly.

The 34-year-old demonstrated throughout last season that he still has what it takes to play the kind of intelligent, high-intensity football that Guardiola wants from his City full-backs in the coming years.

Alves met with Juventus on Monday to terminate his contract, and according to Gazzetta dello Sport he informed them about the decision to join City in the same meeting.

The Brazilian should not be short of admirers in the City dressing room after amassing an enviable honours collection through the years, including three Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup crowns.

Manchester City are set to complete the signing of Dani Alves from Juventus on a free transfer once his release from the Serie A club is made official. "Discussions are also planned with Chelsea but Alves's preference is to move to the Etihad Stadium", Fabrizio Romano and Sachin Nakrani wrote in their report for The Guardian.

The Citizens are in desperate need of right back after allowing Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna to leave at the end of the previous campaign.

This is reportedly the second time the Citizens will attempt to sign the Brazilian - they apparently tried to secure his signature in 2010 after he had a contract row with then club Barcelona. Kyle Walker, of Tottenham Hotspur, is City's first choice, but City are considering buying two players in that position.

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