Manchester United transfer target: Barcelona official rules out deal

Carles Rexach, a member of Barcelona’s technical commission, has revealed that he is convinced defender Dani Alves will remain at the Nou Camp.


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The Brazil international, who is a long-term Manchester United target according to the Daily Mail, is out of contract this summer and is yet to put pen to paper on a fresh deal.

However, Rexach told Cope Radio: “I am convinced that Dani Alves will continue at the club.”

United are likely to embark on another summer recruitment drive when the transfer window opens, and had earmarked the 31-year-old as the man to slot in at right-back or right wing-back, ahead of injury-prone compatriot Rafael, who has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford.

Alves is thought to be holding out for a three-year contract extension, which the Catalan giants have stalled on over the last few months, but an agreement seems to be closer and the fact that a Barca official is confident enough to publicly predict he will stay suggests United may have to pursue other targets.

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