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Dani Alves Ready To Snub Chelsea To Join Man City – And Earn £1.7M-A-Year Less

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Premier League side Manchester City are confident of roping in Dani Alves, despite a late bid form Spurs for the Juventus defender.

Juventus have made it clear that they do not want to stop Alves as he eyes to leave Turin despite having a year left on his current contract.

The former Barcelona defender is due to complete the legal formalities in a bid to part ways with Juventus on Tuesday.

And Pochettino’s Spurs took advantage of the delay by making a late move for the Brazilian full-back.

Pochettino is desperate to rope in a new right-back as it seems that Kyle Walker would be leaving for Man City this summer.

Walker is keen on making a move even though both the clubs are finding it difficult to reach an agreement over the transfer fee – with Spurs holding out for £50million.

Alves has expressed his desire to reunite with former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola.

And sources reveal that a two-year deal has been agreed and the transfer fee should come out in open only after the final details are sorted.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has also shown huge interest in the Juventus man, but Alves dropped a massive hint last week that Guardiola would be a main factor.

Alves had a successful eight-year stint at Barcelona out of which the first four seasons he played under Guardiola. It is also known to all that the Spanish boss is very fond of the Brazilian.

FootTheBall sources also reveal that Alves is ready to take home £1.7million-a-year less than what the Blues have offered on the plate in a bid join Guardiola at Man City.

Chelsea offered him around £6.1m-a-year but the Brazilian opted to go with Man City’s offer of £4.3m.

Alves won Serie A, the Coppa Italia and reached the Champions League final in his first season at Juventus after his switch to the Serie A club from Barcelona on a free transfer.

He began his footballing career with Brazilian club Bahia before making a switch to Sevilla in 2002.

Six years later he joined Barcelona and won 23 trophies in eight seasons, before moving to Juventus last summer as a free agent.

And after putting in a request to reduce his contract with Serie A side Juventus, Alves looks determined to make a switch to the Premier League.

Speaking on a visit back to Brazil, Alves said: “Leaving Juve on a free transfer? I don’t know what’s happening.”

“Have I asked to leave? I’ve left the work to my agents, and they’ve said they’d talk to me once they found a resolution.”

“If I go, it’ll be without any conflicts, without any problems, as opposed to what’s being said.”

“City my next team? Well, everyone knows my admiration for Pep Guardiola.”

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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