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Arsenal to open talks with Dani Alves’ agent

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Arsenal are set to hold talks with the agent of Barcelona right-back Dani Alves, who looks set to leave the Camp Nou when his contract expires this summer.

This is according to Spanish newspaper Sport - and brought to our attention by the Metro - who understand that the Gunners have a meeting planned with Dinorah Santana next week.

Santana told reporters earlier this week that neither he nor his client have received contract from Barcelona regarding a contract offer - and so they expect to begin the hunt for a new club shortly.

Interest in Alves high

Manchester United are reportedly keen to sign the Brazil international, who has won a host of major honours since joining Barcelona in 2008, as are the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool.

But Arsenal could put themselves into pole position to sign the 31-year-old after organising a meeting with Alves’ influential agent.

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Alves wants future resolved quickly

The player is believed to be keen to resolve his future as quickly as possible, meaning Arsenal could sign the South American on a pre-contract agreement next week.

Alves would then link up with the Gunners after his contract expires at Barcelona.

Should Arsenal finalise a deal to sign Alves, question marks would be left over the future of Mathieu Debuchy, who has endured an injury-hit debut campaign since joining the Gunners from Newcastle United last summer.

Arsenal fans: would you rather have Alves or Debuchy at right-back? Have your say in the comments below.

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