Manchester City make £5 million move for Dani Alves

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Pep Guardiola is reportedly working on a deal to reunite with former Barcelona colleague Dani Alves.

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Pep Guardiola worked with Dani Alves for four successful seasons at Barcelona, winning La Liga three times, the Champions League twice and the Copa del Rey twice

The Spanish manager signed Alves for Barcelona for a fee of £23 million from Sevilla in 2008, where they would enjoy a highly successful spell together.

Juventus are reportedly willing to allow Alves to leave for £5 million, which Manchester City have agreed, and the English club are prepared to offer the 34-year-old a two-year deal.

Manchester City are in need of reinforcements in the full-back positions following the exits of Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna, Pablo Zabaleta and even Jesus Navas, as the Spanish midfielder was used as an auxiliary full-back towards the end of the campaign.

While Tottenham’s Kyle Walker remains a priority signing for the right-back slot, complications over his transfer fee have stalled negotiations, as Spurs are believed to be wanting in excess of £40 million for the England international.

Despite his advancing years, Dani Alves showed he has plenty left in the tank, making 33 appearances and scoring six times in Juventus’ Serie A and Coppa Italia winning season.

He also played in the Champions League Final, but came up short as Real Madrid ran rampant in a 4-1 victory. It was his third Champions League Final appearance of his career, as he missed the 2009 Final against Manchester United due to suspension.

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