Dani Alves may be in line for a shock summer switch from current club Juventus to Chelsea, according to the Daily Mail.
Alves has been mooted as a possible transfer target for the Premier League champions after Blues boss Antonio Conte was made aware of the marauding full-back’s alleged availability.
The intriguing rumour has also hinted that Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur could also hold interest in the 34-year-old and, if this piece of conjecture has any weight to it, could lead to a monumental battle to land him.
Alves is currenty preparing for a fourth Champions League final appearance after he helped I Bianconeri progress to the title showdown with Real Madrid on Saturday, but the Mail has claimed that his future in Turin is uncertain despite an outstanding season for the Serie A champions.
Chelsea are on the lookout for big-name signings to provide extra competition for places in Conte’s squad, and the ex-Juventus boss is supposedly keen on adding Alves to his right wing-back options in a bid to up Victor Moses’ desire and form ahead of the new campaign.
Competition for Alves’ services would certainly come from City and his former gaffer at Barcelona – Pep Guardiola – and, although Alves may be open to joining up with his former mentor at the Etihad, the Mail has insisted that a switch to England’s capital would appeal more to the Brazil international.
Spurs, meanwhile, look increasingly more likely to lose Kyle Walker to City after the England star apparently fell out with Mauricio Pochettino at White Hart Lane last term, and the Argentine could use Alves as a stop-gap measure while he searches for a long-term successor to Walker in the coming months – a move that could leave Kieran Trippier unimpressed as he looks to make the right-back berth his own.
Alves’ current deal at the Juventus stadium is due to expire in June 2018, but it remains to be seen if the Juazeiro-born star is offered a contract extension by his current employers.
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