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17th Jun 2017

Dani Alves is very close to joining Manchester City

Paul Moore

The fee has been agreed and there’s a ‘contract in principle’.

Pep Guardiola looks set to be reunited with Dani Alves because the Brazilian is on the brink of leaving Juventus.

The Guardian have reported that both clubs have agreed a fee for the 34-year-old defender and Alves is expected to sign a two-year deal at the Etihad.

Given that City were happy to let Bacary Sagna and Gaël Clichy leave on a free when their contracts expire, it’s clear that the right-back position is one where Guardiola will need to strengthen.

Kyle Walker remains one of their top targets, but it has been reported that Spurs are holding out for a fee that’s in excess of £40m for the England defender.

During their time together at the Nou Camp, Guardiola and Alves won the Champions League (x2), La Liga (x3), the Copa Del Rey (x2), the Super Cup (x2) and FIFA Club World Cup (x2)

Alves still has one year left on his contract at Juventus, but it appears that a bid of around £5m will be enough to convince this year’s beaten Champions League finalists to sell the 34-year-old.

If he signs for City, the Brazilian will become their third signing of the summer after they landed Bernardo Silva and Ederson.