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Manchester City

Alves must lower demands for City chance

16th July 2019, 10:10 by Neil Foster

Dani Alves' chances of a move to the Etihad are likely to be scuppered by the Brazilian's salary demands of £250,000-a-week.

The 36-year-old right-back is available on a free transfer after running down his deal at Paris Saint-Germain and fancies linking up again with his old Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola.

The Manchester City chief does remain a fan of the Samba star but the club's money men are not interested unless the veteran defender is much more realistic on the wages front.

Alves' advisers are looking for a final big pay day and claim they have been offered around £12m-a-year for their man to end his playing days in China's Super League.

The Citizens are also wary of their name being used again after the former Nou Camp superstar pulled out of a City deal two years ago to instead move to the French capital.

Guardiola is reviewing right-back options should Danilo ask to leave, with Juventus' £50m-rated Portugal international Joao Cancelo his preferred number one target.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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