Dani Alves wants Barcelona stay - agent

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Brazilian defender Dani Alves wants to stay at Barcelona, according to his agent and ex-wife Dinorah Santa Ana. (Daily Star)

The 31-year-old has attracted widespread interest from the Premier League, with Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City all believed to be monitoring his situation.

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Alves has entered the final year of his £120,000-a-week contract at Camp Nou, and quotes attributed to the full-back emerged last week, suggesting that he has set his sights on a move to England next summer.

However, Santa Ana insists that those comments were made more than a year ago, and that Alves in fact wants to stay in Spain where his children are currently growing up.

"His future is uncertain. Right now, we're not negotiating with anyone - not with Barca nor any other club," she told Catalunya Radio.

"We would like to stay here, mainly because our children are here. No one has told us that they want him to go.

"A year ago he did say he liked the Premier League, but that interview was a long time ago."

The news will come as a blow to the player's extensive list of suitors, although his future remains unclear at present with no talks regarding a contract extension planned with Barcelona.

Manchester United gossip:

Manchester United striker Angelo Henriquez is wanted by Dinamo Zagreb on a permanent deal, according to the Croatian club's executive director Zdravko Mamic. (Sportske Novosti)

The 20-year-old is currently on loan at Stadion Maksimir for the duration of 2014/15, and has already made a lasting impression after scoring a memorable hat-trick against city rivals Lokomotiva at the weekend.

England manager Roy Hodgson has phoned Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal in a bid to end their bitter dispute over Luke Shaw. (The Telegraph)

Van Gaal was thought to be furious that Hodgson drew attention to fitness concerns surrounding his £27m summer signing earlier this summer, but the pair have now held clear-the-air talks after asking permission for the Red Devils youngster to play for England U21s.

Sir Alex Ferguson believes his successor, David Moyes, caused Japan international Shinji Kagawa to leave Manchester United for Borussia Dortmund in the summer. (Bild)

The Red Devils legend said that Moyes' decision to spend a club-record fee on Spanish playmaker Juan Mata in January effectively signalled the end of Kagawa's brief spell at Old Trafford.

Manchester United are looking to build a relationship with Argentina after signing Angel di Maria and Marcos Rojo in the last transfer window. (Independent)

The Red Devils are looking to expand their commercial arm in South America, and hope the acquisition of the two World Cup finalists will go some way to increasing the club's worldwide fan base.

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