Pep Guardiola Interested In Bringing Dani Alves To The Etihad

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is looking to reunite with his former Barcelona employee Dani Alves and he could make a move for him in the coming summer – as per the reports from the Mail.

It is not a secret anymore that the former Bayern Munich gaffer will be penetrating to find a suitable defensive reinforcement, hence, targeting Dani Alves sure makes sense. Furthermore, given how mediocre all of his full backs – Kolarov, Sagna, Clichy and Zabaleta – have been, buying a veteran would certainly be a good move.

The 33-year-old Brazilian international was expected to move to Etihad in the recently concluded winter transfer window, but unfortunately for him, he was ruled out for two months after suffering a broken bone in his lower leg back in November.

The same source further states that Dani Alves stills has a healthy working relationsip with City’s Director of Football Txiki Beguiristain and Pep Guardiola, hence, a deal is very likely to happen.

Furthermore, The Sun reported back in January that Dani Alves was a reported target of three Chinese Clubs and all of them were willing to pay a hefty wage pack of £165,000 a week. City, on the other hand, can surely match the same deal, but given his age, they might not stretch their arms that far.

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Alves will turn 34 in May and will enter into the final year of his contract, but the Brazilian international do have a clause that will allow him to extend his stay in Turin for another year.

Right at this very moment, it is fair to say that a big overhaul will take place at Etihad in the coming summer as Pep Guardiola is planning to remould the Citizen according to his plans and Alves might play a colossal duty in that.

Besides the defensive aspect of the field, Independent has reported that Pep Guardiola is ready to rival his former club – Barcelona – and Real Madrid to acquire the signature of Monaco’s 18-year-old sensation Kylian Mbappe. The same source further states that Manchester City are willing to pay more than £40 million for him, as the Spanish gaffer is looking further to charge his team for the Champions League triumph.

Monaco, on their part, will look to debt a huge capital should they decide to sell the player in near future. And the amount is expected to be more than that of Martial’s €50 million with other €30 million add-ons.

Mbappe, who had a trial at Chelsea when he was 11 years old, has been in limelight this season and is anticipated to leave Stade Louis II – expect a huge bidding war this summer.


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