Juventus complete signing of Dani Alves from Barcelona, present full-back to fans (Video)

Dani Alves to Juventus, finally official

Dani Alves have completed the signing of Dani Alves, and presented the full-back on social media this evening.

The Brazilian confirmed his departure at the end of last season once his contract was up, but his future hadn’t been entirely confirmed until now.

The attacking full-back had been heavily linked with a move to Serie A giants Juventus, and the Old Lady have now made it official with this video of Alves being shown around the club’s headquarters.

What Have I Just Watched: Dani Alves posts certifiably insane Instagram video with his girlfriend

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Dani Alves is crazy.

The Brazilian full-back prides himself on being completely bonkers, and regularly uploads daft videos to Instagram of himself singing, playing guitar, and even dressing up like his girlfriend.

His latest video tops the lot for sheer craziness.

On holidays with his girlfriend in the Philippines, the Barcelona legend (and soon to be Juve player) posted a video of the pair frolicking around in war regalia, as Alves mimicked two soldiers going to war.

‘What have I just watched’ will probably be your gut reaction.

Barcelona publish video of all Dani Alves’ goals ft. some free kick screamers (Video)

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Dani Alves Barcelona goals
Dani Alves Barcelona goals

Barcelona yesterday confirmed that Dani Alves would be leaving the club this summer, ending an eight year spell as first choice right back in Catalonia.

The 33-year-old penned an emotional farewell letter on Instagram last night and the club today posted a video of all Dani Alves’ goals in a Barcelona shirt.

Having won 23 trophies during his Barcelona stay, Dani Alves has also scored some wonderful and hugely important goals during the club’s most successful spell in their history.

The eccentric Brazilian right back was famed for his long range free kicks early in his Barcelona career and linked up incredibly well with Leo Messi throughout.

Dani Alves is expected to join Serie A champions Juventus on a two year deal.

Dani Alves pens emotional letter to Barcelona fans after exit confirmed [Instagram]

Dani Alves farewell Barcelona Instagram

Dani Alves farewell Barcelona Instagram

Dani Alves says goodbye on Instagram

Barcelona’s right-back for the past eight seasons is to leave the club this summer, with the 33-year-old Brazilian expected to sign a two year deal at Serie A champions Juventus.

Dani Alves has won an incredible 23 trophies during his time in Barcelona, including three Champions League winners medals and six La Ligas.

The eccentric wing-back took to Instagram on Thursday evening and penned an emotional letter to the Barcelona fans. Whoever is signed as his replacement this summer will have big boots to fill.

We’ve done our best at translating his Instagram post below.

“In one month it will be eight years since my arrival at FC Barcelona. In July 2008, I joined this club and I took the kit in which I have lived the most important accomplishments of my career. From day one, from the first training under the orders of Pep Guardiola, until the last of this last season, I have had the fortune to passionately enjoy my football.

“I have dozens, hundreds, of images recorded in my mind of moments shared with you at the Camp Nou and on the streets of Barcelona… many goal celebrations, and happiness at winning titles. I am a privileged, honoured worker and footballer, whom life has allowed me to wear the shirt of the best club in the world in a prodigious decade for the quality of its players and coaches. “

I could mention one by one all the extraordinary people with whom I have had the pleasure of overcoming challenges and difficulties in the many ways that have been presented throughout this time, but I prefer to give them a set thanks, because in the Barcelona locker room there is no room for individuality: We all win, we all lose. And we work together. And pulling the ship, presidents, ‘misters’ (managers) coaching staff, club workers … all of them thank you very much because they have always rewarded my efforts with their trust and support.

“With this letter I just wanted to let you know that I made the decision to seek a new challenge in my career, because you have to know when the finish each stage at the correct time. And my point is this. I go, but I will return, because I’m a culé more. Thanks for making me feel loved.”

En un mes, hará ocho años de mi llegada al FC Barcelona. En julio del 2008, entré por primera vez en este club y ocupé el vestuario en el que he vivido los logros más importantes de mi carrera profesional. Desde el primer día, desde ese primer entrenamiento a las órdenes de Pep Guardiola, hasta el último de ésta pasada temporada, he tenido la fortuna de poder disfrutar apasionadamente el fútbol. Tengo decenas, centenares, de imágenes grabadas en la mente de momentos compartidos con todos ustedes en el Camp Nou, desde el césped de grandes estadios mundiales, en las calles de Barcelona… tantas celebraciones de gol, tanta felicidad en forma de títulos. Soy un privilegiado, un futbolista trabajador y honrado, a quién la vida le ha permitido vestir la camiseta del mejor club del mundo en una década prodigiosa por la calidad de sus jugadores y entrenadores. Podría mencionar uno a uno a todos los extraordinarios compañeros con quiénes he tenido el placer de superar retos y dificultades en las múltiples formas en las que se han ido presentando a lo largo de este tiempo, pero prefiero darles un agradecimiento conjunto, porque en el vestuario del Barça no hay lugar para individualidades: Ganamos todos, perdemos todos. Y trabajamos juntos. Y tirando de la nave, presidentes, ‘misters’, cuerpo técnico, trabajadores del club… a todos ellos muchas gracias porque siempre he visto recompensado mi esfuerzo con su confianza y apoyo. Con esta carta no me despido, sólo quiero hacerles saber que he tomado la decisión de buscar un nuevo reto en mi carrera, porque las etapas –también las que son bonitas y gloriosas- se han de saber abrir, disfrutar y acabar cuando es el momento preciso. Y mi momento es este. Me voy, pero volveré, porque soy un culé más. Gràcies per fer-me sentir tan estimat.

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Dani Alves speaks to PSG, Man United still chasing the full-back [Mundo Deportivo]

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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.

Dani Alves rejects offer from Man United, will sign for Juventus [Sport]

Dani Alves rejects Manchester United

Dani Alves rejects Manchester United

Is Jose Mourinho looking for a new right back?

With Jose Mourinho expected to be announced as Manchester United boss today, expect plenty of players to be linked with the Premier League giants.

Even during the past week, close to 20 high class players have been linked with the Jose Mourinho revolution at Manchester United.

Also this week, a clear out has begun at Barcelona with two veterans in Dani Alves and Javier Mascherano tipped to sign for Italian giants Juventus.

Dani Alves dominates Sport front cover

On Friday morning, the front cover of Catalan paper Sport is dominated by Brazilian right back Dani Alves.

Now the most successful Brazilian in terms of trophies won, Alves looks set to leave Barcelona on a free transfer.

Sport also claim that incoming Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho also made an offer for Alves, which was rejected.

Do Manchester United need a new right back?

Whilst the supposed Manchester United Alves offer could well be a way of Dani Alves earning better personal terms at Juventus, it would be no surprise if Jose Mourinho wishes to upgrade certain members of his defence.

Manchester United ended the 2015/2016 season with Antonio Valencia as first choice right back and whilst the Ecuador international has plenty of qualities, he is not a specialist defender.

The likes of Guillermo Varela, Phil Jones and Timothy Fosuh-Mensah can also play right back in the Manchester United squad.

Barcelona target Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin to replace Dani Alves [Mundo Deportivo]

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Barcelona want Hector Bellerin

Barcelona DNA!

Arsenal fans could be forgiven for saying “here we go again!”

The Gunners have a long history of poaching young players from the Barcelona youth team, the problem comes when the Catalan giants want said youngster back at the Nou Camp.

The most famous example is Cesc Fabregas – a player that was lured back to Barcelona after captaining Arsenal.

Hector Bellerin to replace Dani Alves?

On Wednesday evening, rumours emerged that Dani Alves has agreed to join Juventus.

Alves remained at Barcelona last season after the treble was secured but a clause in the Brazilian’s contract means he can leave on a free transfer.

So, where do Barcelona turn to in order to replace the title-laden Brazilian: Former youth team full back Hector Bellerin.

Just last week, the 21-year-old right back confirmed his desire to stay at Arsenal: “I say this every year, for me my home is in England. I have lived in England for many years, I have my family there, I’m living with my girlfriend. I am very happy there, so I do not see anywhere else other than Arsenal.”

Mundo Deportivo start the Bellerin chase

On Thursday, Mundo Deportivo feature Bellerin on their front page – see below – and confirm that Bellerin is their first choice to replace Dani Alves.

Bellerin spent eight years at Barcelona, between 2003 and 2011 and left the Nou Camp at 2016.

Mundo Deportivo claim that Dani Alves’ high wages mean they can spend big on a new right back and claim that Bellerin has “Barcelona DNA” a tactic which they often used with the Cesc Fabregas rumours.

A month ago, Barcelona technical secretary Robert Fernandez asked Francisco Javier García Pimienta, Bellerin’s last coach at the Nou Camp, to initiate contact with the Arsenal defender.

Expect plenty more rumours this summer regarding Hector Bellerin and Barcelona…

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Dani Alves agrees deal to leave Barcelona for Juventus [Cadena SER]

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Huge news has come out of Spain on Wednesday evening.

According to Cadena SER, Dani Alves’ days at FC Barcelona are over.

The 33-year-old Brazilian right back has agreed to join Juventus, and the deal is already done.

Cadena SER announce that Alves has signed a three year deal with the Bianconeri, while the transfer will be ratified in the next few days.

The short report from the Spanish news outlet also confirms that Juventus will sign Alves for free, even though he is under contract at the Camp Nou until 2017.

Sport have also reported the Alves to Juventus story, adding that the Turin giants have been negotiating the deal for over a month, while the terms of the transfer were finally concluded after Barcelona beat Sevilla in the Copa del Rey final last weekend.

Also see: Spanish press issue mixed reports over Juventus’ attempts to sign Barcelona’s Javier Mascherano

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Alves leaves the Camp Nou with a stellar record

Alves has been on the books at Barcelona for eight season, and he’s been a regular starter throughout that time.

He has lifted silverware on 23 occasions at Barcelona alone, including six La Liga titles and three Champions Leagues.

Barcelona star Dani Alves Trolls Pele in an Instagram video

Dani Alves with this season's trophies

Dani Alves with this season's trophies

Dani Alves: The Brazilian with most official trophies in football history

We can but wonder how the video below will go down in Brazil as Barcelona star Dani Alves has taken aim at arguably the greatest legend in both football and the country’s history.

On Sunday night, Dani Alves played his part once again, as Barcelona won the Copa del Rey against his former club Sevilla with a 2-0 win at Vicente Calderon, after extra time.

Alves, who seemed likely to leave Barcelona last summer, has once again been in fine form during 2015/2016 and has added two more trophies to an incredible collection.

Pele bagged just the 29 career trophies

He may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but Alves is officially now the Brazilian with the most trophies in football history.

Sunday’s Copa del Rey victory means Alves has won 30 trophies, one more than the great Pele who bagged 29 during a historic career.

Clearly, the record of 30 trophies meant something to Alves as before Barcelona’s double celebrations at the Camp Nou on Monday night, the defender posted a video on Instagram.

“You are the king, but I have more titles”

Alves made it very clear from the start that he was not belittling Pele but that the video was a joke.

In the tag line of the Instagram video, Alves writes: “Just playing, I promised to some friends that I would do this, do not be upset kkkkk. Yeah be quiet, okay and favourable.”

On the video itself, Alves says the following: “Pelé, you are the King … You are the King, but I have more titles than you… Yeah quiet favourable! Quiet, friendly! Nothing happens. I know I will get criticised for this, but I’m happy. It’s us! I will do what? I’m Happy … In football history there will always be an account of my story. So beautiful. Now I will go cook.”

It seems quite clear that Alves was taking the mickey and means no harm from this video. But, Pele is a global icon and legend, plus of late the former Brazil number 10 has been sick.

So, this video may not be the wisest move from Alves. Perhaps better than dressing up as his girlfriend and telling Barcelona fans and players to calm down after a few bad results though!

Brincadeira viu galera, prometi para uns amigos que ia fazer isso, não fiquem chateados kkkkk. Tá tranquilo, tá favorável

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Dani Alves gets Antiqued by Neymar on his 33rd Birthday

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Barcelona full back and funnyman Dani Alves turns 33 today, and there were plenty of capers around the Barcelona training ground to ring in his birthday this morning.

A practical joker himself, the joke was on Alves for once as he got antiqued with eggs and flour by Barcelona’s Brazilian lads Adriano, Neymar, Douglas and Rafinha, as per Brazilian tradition.

There was no sign of Messi or Suarez in the pictures, so we can only assume they don’t go in for the whole antiquing thing in Argentina and Uruguay.

Alves got himself dusted down and cleaned up in time for training, because it couldn’t all be fun and games – Barca have a big game this weekend, as the La Liga title race reaches its zenith.

Despite his advancing years, Alves remains one of the best right-backs in the world, and while this probably hasn’t been his best season, it looks like he’s got another couple of years in him.

Barca’s Dani Alves tackles himself into the advertising hoarding v Deportivo (Video)

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Barcelona right back Dani Alves had a moment he’d rather forget in the first half on Wednesday night’s La Liga match at Deportivo.

Following a run of four defeats in five games which has seen Barca’s lead at the top of the Spanish table shredded, the Catalans had a brilliant first forty-five minutes at the Riazor.

Luis Suarez broke a three game scoreless run with a first half double, as Barca to a commanding lead into the break.

Towards the end of the first half, Dani Alves had a comedy moment.

Trying his best to keep the ball in play, the Brazilian scuttled towards the ball hovering over the touchline. When he made contact with the ball, Alves also managed to trip himself up, and that left his careening into the advertising hoarding head first.

Ouch!

Barcelona’s Dani Alves dresses up & mimics his girlfriend in bid to soften CL exit (Video)

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Barcelona full back Dani Alves is an enigma and the 32-year-old Brazilian was dealing with his club’s Champions League exit is the most unusual of ways.

Knocked out by Atletico Madrid, Dani Alves donned a wig and sent a message to himself whilst pretending to be his model girlfriend Joana Sanz.

Read the translation and watch the video below. Nutter. A different approach to Andres Iniesta who was filmed crying on the Barcelona team bus.

“Hello! Joana Sanz here. I’d like to send a message to my darling as he’s down in the dumps. Honey, don’t worry, it’s just a game of football. Life goes on. You’re worth much more than that. OK? I love you loads, I love you my darling. I love you!”

Dani Alves’ girlfriend Joana Sanz filmed herself with the Barca fans v Real Madrid [Instagram Video]

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Joana Sanz, Dani Alves’ model girlfriend, uploaded vide on Instagram on Saturday night from the Camp Nou.

Rather than sitting in the posh seats, Sanz decided to watch El Clasico from in the thick of it with the home fans.

She recorded a video during the amazing tifo before the start of the game, singing loudly the Barca anthem.

Also see: Barcelona produce awesome Gracies Johan Cruyff video pre Real Madrid El Clasico

Watch Joana Sanz’s video fo herself with the Barca fans v Real Madrid, below.

Barça! @aurora_ponce_ @yurenarod #barça #força #6

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Dani Alves saved Brazil with a 92nd minute equaliser v Paraguay (Official video)

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Dunga’s Brazil certainly rode their luck in Paraguay on Tuesday night.

Goals either side of half-time from Dario Lezcano and Edgar Benitez looked like giving Paraguay a huge win over the biggest country in South America.

On 79 minutes Ricardo Oliveira pulled one back for Brazil and deep into injury time at the end of the game, Barcelona full back Dani Alves played a 1-2 with Willian and curled home a beauty with his left foot.

Alves continues to be a brilliant and critical player for both Brazil and Barcelona!

Barcelona’s Dani Alves defends Neymar over international performances [Sport]

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Barcelona’s Dani Alves has defended his team-mate Neymar over his recent performances for Brazil. When talking to Sport, Dani Alves was quick to play down any speculation of his club and country team-mate Neymar, under-performing, and also gave some advice to the Brazil fans who criticised Neymar’s recent displays for the national team.

Neymar, who has scored 21 goals in 26 league games for Barcelona this season, has now gone 6 months without a goal for Brazil and has struggled for form with his national side. However, Dani Alves, who we know is not afraid to voice his opinion, has defended his team-mate by stating: “We cannot expect the same performances from Neymar with the national team as with Barça, because the philosophies are not the same. 

“At Barça, there’s been a philosophy in place for many years which continues to be applied, while here (Brazil) we still have to adapt. But Neymar always has to make the difference and our job is to help him. If we don’t help him, it’ll be more difficult for him, because football is a team sport.”

Alves then went on to speak about Brazil’s 2-2 draw against Uruguay: “To play two such contrasting halves of football is not fitting for a team with our level of players. 

“We have to find the balance, we can’t fluctuate so much during games, because if we do, it makes things even more difficult.”

New Man United signing (18) likened to Dani Alves by former coach [Quotes]

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Manchester United finally completed the signing of Matthew Olosunde on Friday night after his initial transfer to the club from Duke University in January was delayed by a wait for international clearance.

Now the 18-year-old has begun training with the Red Devils on a daily basis after training on and off over the last couple of months after a successful trial in July of last year.

He made his debut for the Academy side in a 2-1 defeat to Brighton on Friday but showed enough class and confidence in that game to suggest that the comparisons to Dani Alves aren’t that far-fetched.

The American defender has been playing for the United States at international level since he was 13 and currently represents the country’s U20 side. It was Duke University coach John Kerr who gushed about Olosunde’s talents.

“He’s incredibly athletic. He doesn’t look like the strongest guy in the world, but he’s pretty strong. His recovery pace is very impressive,” Kerr told the Daily Mirror.

“He’s played a number of positions. He’s played centre defensive midfield, he’s dabbled a bit at centre-back, but for the national team he mostly plays right back. His best position might be right full-back. He has so much pace, that he can be like that Dani Alves type, that gets up and down the field. He loves to go forward and get to the final third. I think like every young player he has to work on his technique. He just needs to continue to grow. He’s a very quiet young man, but he’s got a lot of personality once you get to know him. He’s a fun loving guy that likes to smile. He’s a very sensible kid, he takes care of himself, and he’s desperate to make it.”

Dani Alves’ girlfriend criticises the life choices of Iker Casillas’ partner after move from Real to Porto

Joana Sanz, the model girlfriend of Barcelona right back Dani Alves, has seen recent quotes spread worldwide after a new war of words has broken out between her and Iker Casillas’ partner, Sara Carbonero.

Sara Carbonero become well known in the glory days of the Spanish national team.

A former news reporter, Sara Carbonero was regularly on the scene when Spain won the World Cup and European Championships.

Indeed, her kiss with Iker Casillas after La Roja won the World Cup in South Africa in 2010 remains one of the best memories of that competition.

Casillas has since moved from Real Madrid to FC Porto, and Sara Carbonero has since stopped being a reporter on Spanish TV.

Joana Sanz has criticised that state of affairs.

Asked about Sara Carbonero’s decision to stop working on screen, and whether she’d do a similar thing, Joana Sanz said:

If it is indeed love, the other person would not allow you to give up something for him.

Boom!

Dani Alves accused of trolling Cristiano Ronaldo on Instagram

Spanish paper Mundo Deportivo have decided to interpret an Instagram update from Dani Alves to stoke up a new Barca v Real Madrid story.

It was a weekend of vast contrasts for the biggest two teams in Spain.

FC Barcelona, who are hoping to win back-to-back trebles this season, took another big step towards the title with a 2-1 home win over Sevilla.

As they collected three points, Real Madrid shot themselves in the foot.

In a match they had to win against city rivals Atletico, Real duly lost 1-0 at home.

The big storyline after the game centre on Cristiano Ronaldo, who suggested that if many of his teammates were on his level, Los Blancos would be in first place.

Following Barca’s win, Dani Alves posted a group picture on his Instagram account from the locker room. According to MD, this picture was a thumb in the eye to Ronaldo.

Alves wrote the message “Vamos equipo”, let’s go team, which is thought a message contrasting Ronaldo’s statement.

Moreover, Mundo Deportivo point out how the image showed the “unity” of Barca’s squad, featuring regulars like Leo Messi, Neymar, Gerard Pique, Andres Iniesta, Javier Mascherano, Jordi Alba and Claudio Bravo, second tier players like Adriano, Mathieu and Munir, while Douglas and the injured Rafinha were also in the snap.

Storm in a teacup or an interesting insight?

"Vamos equipo"

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Amazing: Neymar & Dani Alves play and sing John Legend’s ‘All Of Me’ on the piano (Video)

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There’s always some crazy capers going down when Neymar and Dani Alves are around.

In London for tomorrow’s Champions League game against Arsenal, the Brazilian pair prepared with a wonderful piano recital.

Neymar manned the piano, showing his musical side by hitting the keys on point, while Alves sang John Legend’s hit ‘All Of Me.’

And even if the clip is disappointingly short, it’s a pretty awesome rendition!

What are those? Dani Alves wore crazy shoes after Barca beat Celta Vigo (Video)

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Dani Alves demanded attention towards his footwear after Barcelona thrashed Celta Vigo 6-1 last night in La Liga.

After the game the Brazilian stepped into the mixed zone with an outrageous pair of shoes.

Looking like two sides of a face, the shoes were incredibly glittery, complete with a design of big red lips and sunken black eyes.

Also see: Neymar insists Leo Messi’s penalty trick was meant for him (Video)

Tragic: Messi-Suarez penalty should not have been allowed

See footage of Dani Alves’ footwear below.

Dani Alves offered a lucrative deal to leave Barcelona for China [Mundo Deportivo]

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The Chinese football revolution continues this Tuesday, according to Spanish daily Mundo Deportivo.

The headline story on their front page links Barcelona and Brazil right back Dani Alves with a move to China.

According to the report, an unnamed Chinese club have offered Alves a three year deal worth €12 million per year.

But there’s a catch, as the deal is for the here and now. The Chinese transfer window is open until February 26.

Rather than dismissing the offer out of hand, MD claim that Barca will study the offer once it’s presented to them. According to the Spanish paper, while Alves’s representative have been approached, the Chinese club are yet to post their official bid with the Catalans.

It’s been a milestone few weeks for Chinese clubs, as they’ve signed some major talent.

Ramires completed a move to Chinese club Jiangsu Suning from Chelsea for a fee of £25m, Jackson Martinez left Atletico Madrid to join Guangzhou Evergrande, while Gervinho has joined Hebei Fortune FC.

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Nuts: Dani Alves lures the Barcelona kit man into a nutmeg (Video)

Dani Alves is an incorrigible goofball, forever larking around and looking for laughs.

The Brazilian is one of the game’s biggest characters for his often eccentric and off-the-wall social media posts, and there’s never a dull moment at training when Dani is around.

He was in typical mood at training this morning, luring the hapless Barcelona kitman into a reverse nutmeg.

NUTS!

Try as he may to avoid the nutmeg, the kitman was just too slow for Dani’s quick trickery and footwork, and the Brazilian really enjoyed rubbing it in his face.

Dani Alves responds to Cristiano Ronaldo’s trolling with emoji-laden Tweet

Dani Alves didn’t take long to hit back at Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Real Madrid man trolled the Brazilian after yesterday’s game, saying that when people talk about ‘Cris’, they always get on the front page of the next day’s paper.

Ronaldo was referring to Alves’ infamous press conference last November, in which he said that Ronaldo was too selfish and didn’t think enough about the team.

It was reported and rumoured that Ronaldo approached Alves at the Ballon D’Or gala and had a go at him for the public criticism, but Ronaldo plead the fifth yesterday, instead cheekily trolling the Barcelona man with the above quote.

Alves took to Twitter to respond with an emoji-laden tweet, laughing off the notion that he’d need publicity, and that his trophy haul speaks for itself.

Cristiano Ronaldo Trolled Barcelona pair after Real Madrid rout (Video & Tweets)

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Cristiano Ronaldo was in good spirits after Real Madrid’s 5-1 rout of Sporting Gijon on Sunday night.

Zinedine Zidane’s side have now started life under the Frenchman in devastating fashion, scoring 10 goals in two games.

Against Sporting, Real Madrid were 4-0 up within 18 minutes as the BBC ran riot and it was 5-0 by half-time.

After the game, Ronaldo, who had scored two, gave a lengthy chat to journalists in the mixed zone and it immediately became clear that the Portuguese superstar is enjoying his football under Zinedine Zidane, after a tough time under Rafa Benitez.

The Madrid-based press could not resist asking Ronaldo a question about Barcelona pair Gerard Pique and Dani Alves.

Ronaldo’s exchange on Pique and Alves can be seen below, the conversation went as follows:

Reporter: Is it tiring that Pique and Alves, all they do is talk about you?

Ronaldo: It’s Normal

Reporter: Why?

Ronaldo: Because who ever talks about Cris… Gets the COVER PAGE the next day!

Related: Cristiano Ronaldo & Alessandra Ambrosio are shirtless in the new GQ magazine [Pictures].

Real Madrid put together 26-passes for Cristiano Ronaldo’s second goal v Gijon (Video).

Top 10 Future Ballon d’Or Winners. Ft. Neymar & Anthony Martial (Video).

Dani Alves busts some MMA moves in Barcelona training (Videos)

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Could Dani Alves follow in the footsteps of the likes of Anderson Silva, Wanderlei Silva and Jose Aldo by becoming the next great Brazilian mixed martial artist?

The Barcelona full-back looked as though he was practicing for a fight in the octagon at training earlier today when he sparred with coaches and teammates, throwing mock jabs and testing out his kicking ability.

Or maybe he’s just preparing for their next match against Espanyol. Topical zinger, that. See the video below.

Lionel Messi and Dani Alves make it look so easy against Real Betis (Video)

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This incarnation of Barcelona is one of the greatest teams of all time. There’s no doubt about it. Without even taking the five trophies they won in 2015 into account, they’re an exceptional side.

A clip of Lionel Messi and Dani Alves against Real Betis shows exactly why.

The South American stars link up on the right flank, passing it back and forth with one touch combination play despite being under pressure from Betis players. Then Messi hits a gorgeous pass to Alves out on the left.

They make football at the highest level look so easy and are the kind of team that will inspire youngsters around the world to pursue a dream of playing the beautiful game. See the clip below.

Neymar & Dani Alves show off their dancing skills after Barca’s Club World Cup win (Fan Cam Video)

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Brazilian duo Neymar and Dani Alves celebrated Barcelona’s Club World Cup final win against River Plate in style, by busting out some good old dance moves.

The pair were part of a Barca side who convincingly saw off the threat of the Argentinians, as a Leo Messi opener was followed up by a Luis Suarez brace, as the Catalan side claimed their fifth major honour of 2015.

At the full time whistle, both Alves and Neymar were keen to show off their dance moves for the crowd.

Take a look at the celebrations by watching the video below.

Joana Sanz, girlfriend of Dani Alves, shows she’s missing her man by hugging the TV [Instagram]

Spanish model Joana Sanz is feeling lonely.

The girlfriend of Barcelona right back Dani Alves uploaded an eye catching photo on Instagram today showing how much she misses her man.

Joana Sanz tok her photo while watching the FIFA Club World Cup semifinal match between FC Barcelona and Guangzhou Evergrande in Japan.

Barca won the match 3-0 courtesy of a hat-trick from Luis Suarez. Leo Messi and Neymar were both absent.

Without her partner, Joana Sanz chose to send a message to Dani Alves by hugging her TV while wearing a Catalan home jersey with his name on the back.

Her message read: Distant, but with you ⚽️🏃🏾#barça #6 #toomuchloveforhim.

En distancia pero contigo⚽️🏃🏾 #barça #6 #toomuchloveforhim

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Earlier in the year Joana Sanz was crowned the best model at the L’Oreal Paris Awards.

Joana Sanz regularly updates her Instagram account, and some of her status updates are below.

Si algo funciona, no lo cambies👈🏽 #ilovehim #perfection

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Celebramos? ✨🍾

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Good morning with my doggy🐰

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muito grata para a partilha de experiências com você💕 #feliz #cadadiamais #meuamor

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strong⚡️

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Catwalk💃🏽 #newvideo #viewmanagement

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Barça’s Dani Alves has no pity for Real Madrid’s Copa del Rey farce [El Partido de las 12]

Appearing on Spanish radio show El Partido de las 12 last night, Dani Alves didn’t pull any verbal punches.

The outspoken Brazilian never shies away from giving his opinion, and didn’t hesitate to give his two cents on Real Madrid’s Copa del Rey fiasco.

Madrid used an ineligible player in their midweek Copa del Rey tie at Cadiz, naming Denis Cheryshev in the starting lineup despite the fact that he was suspended, owing to the three yellow cards he accumulated at Villareal last season.

Los Blancos are now awaiting to learn their Copa fate, and it looks like they’re about to bid ‘adios’ to Spain’s premium cup competition for their indiscretion.

While the Barcelona man didn’t want to mock his Madrid rivals over their accidental mistake, Alves wasn’t about to express any sympathy for them either, and believes that according to the rules, Madrid should be kicked out of the competition.

Going by the precedents set, Madrid should be eliminated, those are the rules.’

Real Madrid legend attacks Barca’s Dani Alves on TV for his Cristiano Ronaldo comments (Video)

Barcelona full-back Dani Alves was in front of the media on Monday, and the press conference was pretty eventually.

Alves first attracted attention when he flatly refused to answer questions posed from Madrid based journalists from Marca and AS.

The Brazilian international also had choice words for Cristiano Ronaldo in his presser:

I continue to see Cristiano as top-quality player. But maybe the problem is that he has too much personality, he is too much the protagonist.

When you are too much the protagonist, they always talk about you. But when you lose, you have to eat it, they focus on you and it is all your fault. But I don’t really care what they do or don’t do.

Those comments were posed to Real Madid legend Guti on Spanish TV, and the ex Los Blancos star bit back:

Dani Alves wants to win followers in Barcelona because his game no longer can.

Dani Alves has since responded to Guti’s comments on Twitter as the spat continues.