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Dani Alves demands £250-000-a-week contract

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Barcelona star Dani Alves wants as much as £250,000-a-week to complete a move to the Premier League next summer. 

This has been reported by the Daily Star, who have suggested that the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City are all interested in the player's services. 

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Huge wage 

It's been suggested, however, that Manchester United aren't interested in paying Alves the huge salary that he's currently demanding. It appears, then, that the Brazilian full-back will have to lower his expectations in order to complete a move to Old Trafford in the summer transfer window. 

Alves, of course, would be available on a free transfer as he's set to run out of contract at the Nou Camp at the end of this campaign, but it now looks unlikely that he will move to Manchester United. 

It remains to be seen, however, as to whether the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City would be willing to pay the full-back the mega deal in order to bring him to England's elite division in 2015. 

Who needs him? 

It's not surprising that Manchester United have been linked with his signature in recent time, with the club having struggled in the defensive department. Rafael da Silva has proved inconsistent at times for Louis van Gaal's side so far this season, so United may look to add further competition down the right hand side of the pitch. 

Chelsea, meanwhile, already Branislav Ivanovic at right back, whilst Spanish ace Cesar Azpilicueta can also play in that position, so it remains to be seen as to whether Mourinho feels he needs to further strengthen in that department. 

Manchester City, just like Chelsea, have two strong right-back options, with Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna plying their trade at the Etihad, so it's seemingly unlikely that Manuel Pellegrini will look to bring Alves to the club anytime soon. 

Alves, of course, is recognised as one of the leading right-backs in world football, but he may well have to lower his wage expectations in order to make a move to England. 

Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City fans: Do you need Alves? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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