Premier League clubs are on red alert after Juventus defender Dani Alves openly admitted that he is keen to move to the Premier League one day.
The Brazilian is said to be attracting interest from the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City, with a move to the former offering the full-back the chance to reunite with former manager Pep Guardiola.
Chelsea & Man City are interested in Juventus right-back Dani Alves, Juve have offered him a new contract until 2019. [Goal] pic.twitter.com/w3E8J30kLH
— Forza Juventus (@ForzaJuve2017) June 8, 2017
Alves still has a year left on his Juventus contract, but the Mirror suggest that he is at odds with his future at the club, as the Bianconeri refuse to offer him an extension at this moment in time.
Their lack of commitment has increased speculation about Alves’ possible departure from Turin, and those suspicions over his future have grown even further after the 34-year-old confessed his desire to play in the Premier League.
He told Esporte Interativo: “Last year I turned down many offers from the Premier League because I felt I had to go to Serie A.
Higuain to Dani Alves: “It was a pleasure to play with you. I wish you the best and I hope we’ll spend more time together. Bye genius”
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) June 17, 2017
“There is a great defensive culture, and to go and play in England you have to know how to defend well. I hope that one day I will go there.”
When asked if that could happen soon, the defender responded: “Who knows? We’ll see.”
With Alves refusing to rule out a move to England, Juventus teammate Gonzalo Higuain has further added to suggestions that he could make the switch this summer after the striker bizarrely posted a goodbye message on social media.
Though the Argentine swiftly removed the footage, his comments are being seen as further proof that Alves will be leaving the Bianconeri in the coming weeks.
He was quoted as saying by Football Italia: “It was a pleasure playing with you. I wish you the best and hope to spend time together again soon.”