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Dani Alves wants £100,000-a-week contract offer

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Barcelona star Dani Alves is holding out for a three year contract worth £100,000-a-week, according to the Daily Star.

The report has suggested that the duo of Manchester United and Manchester City are ready to offer the Brazilian ace a one year deal to move to the Premier League, but it appears that he's holding out for a longer contract. 

Alves, who is 31-years-old, runs out of contract at the Nou Camp at the end of the season so is free to talk with clubs over a potential summer move away from La Liga. 

Still top-class

There's no doubt about it, despite approaching his latter years in the game, Alves is still recognised as one of the leading full-backs in world football, so he would no doubt prove quite the coup for the likes of Manchester United or Manchester City if they were able to land him for nothing. 

There's no doubt about it, Manchester United are in need of defensive reinforcements after the trio of Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra departed the club this past summer. 

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United have struggled at right-back at times, with Antonio Valencia having to slot in more often than not, while Brazilian Rafael da Silva has failed to maintain his fitness under the Louis van Gaal regime. 

And Alves would certainly add experience to the club's back-line, but it remains to be seen as to whether Red Devils chiefs will offer him the contract that he's after. 

Alves, though, certainly isn't short of admirers, with Manchester United's Premier League rivals Arsenal also seemingly interested in his signature. 

Arsenal to speak with his agent 

In fact, the same report from the Daily Star has revealed that the Gunners are set to speak with the player's agent Dinorah Santan at some point this week. 

Arsenal, much like, United have struggled at the back at times this season, so Alves would only improve Arsene Wenger's options ahead of next year, but it's uncertain as to whether they will make the Barcelona man an offer anytime soon. 

It certainly looks set to be quite the battle for the Brazilian, with it looking extremely possible that he will end up on English soil. 

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