Dani Alves has dismissed talk of a move away from Barcelona after hitting out at reports he had agreed to join Paris Saint-Germain.
Manchester United, Liverpool and PSG have all been linked with Alves, whose contract runs out in the summer.
The Brazilian is yet to agree terms on a new deal and Marca claimed he had instead opted to join PSG on a three-year contract.
Posting a picture of the report on his Instagram account, Alves denied the story and said he still harbours hopes of staying at the Nou Camp.
Speaking about the rumours, Alves said: “You really believe what they say? I’m a little tired of listening to people talk ****…
“I love this club until death and I’d stay forever.
“But if one day I have to leave, I’ll have the same balls that have got me this far, and I don’t need anyone to speak for me.”
There’s certainly no misinterpreting Alves’ feelings towards the reports but until he either signs a new contract or leaves Barcelona, speculation will continue.
That being said, Marca running with a story about him actually agreeing a move is more than just your usual gossip. The cynical observer might think their pro-Madrid stance had something to do with the story.
Right-back is a position where fans should expect plenty of movement in the summer, potentially in and out of Old Trafford, and Alves is only one of those already linked with a move to Manchester.