Juventus have told Dani Alves that he will have to resign his contract if he wants to hold talks with Premier League sides Chelsea or Manchester City.
That is according to Sky Italia journalist Fabrizio Romano, who is also reporting that the player’s agent held a meeting with Juve officials and was told as much.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 19, 2017
Alves, who joined the Serie A side on a two-year deal last summer, has been linked with a move away from the side. And he could join either Chelsea or City ahead of the upcoming season.
The Brazilian is thought to be a big target for both these clubs, with Antonio Conte looking to add depth to his squad in the wing-back position and Pep Guardiola keen on replacing the likes of Bacary Sagna, Pablo Zabaleta and Gael Clichy, who were all released at the end of the season.
Conte also wants to sign Alex Sandro from The Old Lady this summer, and the Champions league finalists recently confirmed having turned down a bid from the Blues for the wide man.
Chelsea are expected to return with an improved offer, and certain sources in Italy claim that a deal has already been agreed upon, while others are reporting that the club has offered Sandro a new contract and the promise of doubled wages to ward off interest from the Stamford Bridge side.
Guardiola, on the other hand, has already made two huge signings.
The Spaniard, seemingly quite intent on wrapping up all transfer business early, brought Bernardo Silva from Monaco, also snatching goalkeeper Ederson up from Benfica.
Will Alves be his next major signing?