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Dani Alves set to leave Barcelona in January

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Barcelona defender Dani Alves is set to leave the Nou Camp in the January transfer window. 

According to the Daily Star, a number of Premier League clubs will battle for the Brazilian star's signature in 2015, as they look to improve in the defensive department. 

They all want him 

In fact, as many as five sides in England's elite division have been credited with interest in the Brazilian ace, with the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea all seemingly interested in his services. Alves is certainly a player in demand, with the same report also revealing that Italian giants Juventus are watching his developments in La Liga. 

Alves, of course, is out of contract at the Spanish giants at the end of the season, but Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo has revealed that Barcelona boss Luis Enrique is ready to sell the 31-year-old in the next transfer window. 

Manchester United vs Liverpool? 

And it appears that the duo of Manchester United and Liverpool could lead the race to bring the right-back to England. 

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In fact, it's been suggested that Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal could look to bring him to Old Trafford, with Rafael da Silva and Antonio Valencia the club's only real options at right-back. 

Liverpool, on the other hand, may well look to replace full-back Glen Johnson in the near future. The same report has revealed that the Merseyside outfit aren't ready to match the current £100,000-a-week wages that Johnson is on, so will be looking to move him on in the near future. 

And if Johnson does depart Anfield, then Alves seems to be the perfect replacement for him at Anfield. The Brazilian, at 31-years-old, would provide great experience to Liverpool's back-line, but it remains to be seen as to whether the Reds' hierarchy can persuade him to make the switch at the start of next year. 

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