Wasn’t Dani Alves supposed to have joined Juventus by now?
A week ago, news burst out of Spain that Barcelona’s brilliant 33-year-old right-back was leaving the club this summer.
According to Cadena SER, Juventus had agreed a deal to sign Alves from the Camp Nou.
Cadena SER announced that Alves has signed a three year deal with the Bianconeri, while the transfer was supposed to be ratified in the next few days.
Obviously, that’s still not come to pass.
Alves is under contract at the Camp Nou until 2017, however he’s allowed to leave the Catalans for free as per the terms of his deal.
Man United continue to be name dropped
Since the Juve rumour was tabled, Manchester United have also been named as a possible suitor for Alves.
Jose Mourinho’s side have reportedly approached the Brazilian about a move to Old Trafford, however the narrative seems to suggest that Alves doesn’t fancy a move to the Premier League.
Man United’s interest has today be reaffirmed in an article in Mundo Deportivo, however there is a new suitor in the mix: PSG.
PSG chase Alves
Laurent Blanc’s charges are looking for cover at full-back after the departure of Gregory van der Wiel, while Serge Aurier is also seemingly a goner in the French capital.
Mundo Deportivo note that Dani Alves and his agent Dinorah Santa Ana are both in Paris, where they intend to meet PSG for a face to face meeting to discuss the proposal.
Dinorah Santa Ana has also stated publicly that her client has not yet signed for Juventus, while she’s expressed frustration with Barcelona, and president Josep Maria Bartomeu, for dodging her calls:
I have called many times Bartomeu to explain the situation of Dani, because he has different proposals but has not yet signed anything with anyone.
But Bartomeu does not answer the phone.