Manchester City are close to sealing the move for Juventus defender Dani Alves despite late interest from rivals Tottenham Hotspur, according to reports.
The 34-year old is currently finalizing the legal side for his exit from the Italian club as he sets his sights on Premier League.
Tottenham are trying to make a last minute bid to lure the Brazilian to White Hart Lane next season. The club are expecting to lose Kyle Walker to Manchester City.
However, the major stumbling block is the massive gap between the evaluations of two clubs as Spurs are not willing to let Walker leave for anything less than £50m.
Alves is keen to reunite with his former manager Pep Guardiola at Etihad which will make him the third full back at the club.
The Citizens are ready to offer a two year deal for Alves as the move looks very close.
Chelsea have also shown their interest in signing Alves but Guardiola proves to be deciding factor. He is reportedly ready to earn £1.7 million less at City than Stamford Bridge.
According to Goal, the Blues had offered a £6.1m a year contract to Alves but he is keen to sign a deal with City in which he will earn only £4.3m per year.
Alves is still one of the best right backs in the world but is ready to move away from Turin after winning a domestic double in his only season with Juve.
He will be a free agent this summer as earlier reports suggest that both the player and club are ready to mutually terminate his contract.
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.”
Manchester City will be much more stronger next season as the club are making some impressive progress in the transfer market so far. The Citizens are now definitely looking a side to beat in Premier League next season.