Chelsea have confirmed their interest in Sevilla right-back Daniel Alves but insist no agreement has been reached regarding a transfer.

Reports in Spain suggested Alves was on the brink of completing a move and that the clubs had reached an agreement over his £24.5million switch to Stamford Bridge.

The Chelsea statement read: "Contrary to reports from Spain, Chelsea Football Club has not reached an agreement for the transfer of Daniel Alves from Sevilla."

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