Dani Alves set for Barcelona exit after contract negotiations break down

by Ben Topliss

The agent of Dani Alves has confirmed negotiations with Barcelona over a new contract for the Brazilian have broken down.

Alves is entering the final few months of his current deal at the Nou Camp and has been linked with Manchester United this season.

The 31-year-old was looking for an outright three year contract from Barcelona but was only offered a three year extension split into annual rolling deals by the Spanish side.

It now looks like Alves will leave the club after his agent, Dinorah Santana, confirmed two other clubs were ready to commit to the whole three years.

Speaking about Alves’ future, Santana said: ”There’s no renewal deal with Barca. They offered a one year rolling. We have another offer, for three seasons plus sign-on bonus.

“We don’t accept one plus one based on 60% of games played in previous season but if Barca offer three years, Dani will stay.

“Barca said this was their final offer. If so, negotiations have ended. Dani is sad, he expected more.

“We don’t have an offer from Paris Saint-Germain. The offers we have are from two other clubs.”

It is an odd stance for Barcelona to take considering they will be unable to sign a replacement for Alves until January 2016 due to a transfer ban.

The right-back has undoubtedly suffered from a downturn in form in recent years but he would bring a wealth of experience into any team he joins. United could certainly do worse than Alves as a back-up next season given the uncertainty surrounding the future of Rafael.

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