Old Trafford side may not be signing Brazilian after all…
Contrary to widespread reports it appears that Man United do not have a deal in place to sign Barcelona star Dani Alves according to the Daily Mail.
The 31 year old’s Nou Camp contract expires this summer and this has led to speculation that the Brazilian would leave the La Liga side at the end of the season on a free transfer but seemingly the former Sevila man is still locked in negotiations to sign a new deal with the Catalan giants.
Barcelona have insisted that Alves takes a pay cut if he wishes to remain at the club he joined in 2008
Sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has publicly stated his side’s willingness to keep hold of the wide-man;
‘We’re talking about the contract with him,’
‘We’ll see what the road is we’ll take. It’s also influenced by the decision of FIFA [the transfer ban].
‘The best thing is that we come to see an incisive Dani, that’s important.’
Louis van Gaal may well see Alves as a better option to fill his right-back berth than the likes of Rafael and Chris Smalling and the chance to bring in a player of his experience and ability on a free transfer is clearly one many clubs would be keen to pull off.