Barcelona fullback Dani Alves hopes the La Liga giants win the race to sign Neymar once the Brazil star makes his decision to leave Santos.

And Alves thinks a Neymar and Lionel Messi partnership would give Barcelona the two best forwards in the world.

Brazil international Neymar is one of football's hottest properties, and has been linked with a host of Premier League clubs, including Chelsea and Manchester United.

But recent reports have suggested Barcelona have agreed a deal with the player to bring him to Catalonia once he decides to leave Brazil.

Santos and Neymar have until now maintained that the Brazil star will stay with his current club until after the 2014 World Cup, but Alves hopes the move will happen sooner rather than later.

"I hope that the Neymar-saga will end soon and that the outcome will be satisfying for everyone," Alves told RAC1.

"I am looking forward to seeing Neymar and Messi play together. He would fit in very well. Barcelona will arguably have the two best attackers in the world with him."

The Barcelona rightback also revealed little has changed since Pep Guardiola was replaced by his long-time assistant Tito Vilanova.

The Catalan club have won their opening five La Liga games this season and sit four points clear atop the table, and eight points ahead of rivals Real Madrid.

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