Nou Camp star on Blues wish-list.
Chelsea have been linked with a summer move for Barcelona right-back Dani Alves with the Daily Star claiming that the Brazilian is set for a free transfer exit.
With no new contract on the table it’s looking entirely plausible that Alves could leave the Nou Camp at the end of the current campaign but given the Catalan club’s transfer ban they may well look to keep hold of the experienced campaigner.
Jose Mourinho is one of a host of Premier League sides tracking the former Sevilla man with Liverpool, Man City and Man United all keen on the 31 year old.
Alves is seemingly unhappy with his current contractual situation, stating publicly;
“The club haven’t offered me a renewal. The problem of leaving the club light at right-back isn’t mine, but Barcelona’s,” he said.
Alves did however point out his desire to see out his deal, adding;
“I’m not free, I still have six months of my contract left. I don’t want to negotiate an exit. First I will finish my contract and then we’ll see.”
Mourinho chiefly used Branislav Ivanovic in the right-back role and can also call upon Cesar Azpilicueta if necessary though the chance to sign a player of Alves’s undoubted quality on a free transfer may prove tempting.
Alves has made 314 appearances for Barcelona, racking up four La Liga titles and two Champions League winners medals, and has 82 national team caps to his name.