Chelsea hold talks with Brazil international's representatives about summer move

Solenn Plantier
Juin 21, 2017

The 27-year-old was signed by Louis van Gaal in the summer of 2015 as a right-back primarily, but was often forced to switch flanks following Luke Shaw's serious leg injury.

City are also chasing two left-backs - with Monaco's Benjamin Mendy and Southampton's Ryan Bertrand among their targets.

On Tuesday, the same new outlet have reported that Alves has now "agreed" a deal with City.

Now Dani Alves is once more on the move and this time, it is to join his former boss Pep Guardiola, with whom he enjoyed 4 attractive years of football in Barcelona.

The Brazil global has been heavily linked with a move to the Etihad Stadium, with City in need of an experienced right-back following the departures of Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna.

The 34-year-old, who is under contract until the end of June 2018, has been linked this week with Manchester City, who are coached by Pep Guardiola, his former boss at Camp Nou. Guardiola always preferred to deploy Alves further up the pitch and the defender's instincts to roam forwards allowed him to flourish into one of the world's leading full-backs.

Those are traits identified in Walker, Mendy and Bertrand, and City will continue working on those deals in the coming days and weeks.

Chelsea are the current Premier League club to show an interest in signing Dani Alves, according to Sky in Italy. There seems to be no messing about as the club is identifying exactly who they want and bringing them to the Etihad.

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