Manchester United have already been offered the chance to sign Dani Alves with Barcelona yet to offer the right-back a new deal, reports The Mail.
Alves is out of contract in the summer and is allowed to discuss a pre-contract with foreign clubs ahead of a potential free transfer in the summer. Manchester United have been the club most strongly linked with a move while their Premier League rivals Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool have, albeit with looser reports, been accredited with an interest as well.
His agent, Dinorah Santa Ana, has been outspoken during this prolonged stand-off between Nou Camp officials and the 31-year-old. Her latest claim is that the club have still failed to open talks with Alves, leaving the player feeling 'very sad'.
"Disappointed is not the right word, but we are very sad with Barcelona's attitude"
No contact at the moment
"It is not true that Barcelona have offered Dani Alves a new one-year deal,' Dinorah told radio show COPE, as quoted in the same report.
"Disappointed is not the right word, but we are very sad with Barcelona's attitude. There has not even been a call and nor has there been contact at any moment.
"We are more sad than disappointed. We expected a call from the club by now. Dani Alves is a starter, plays nearly every game and gets along well with Luis Enrique."
Open to offers
This is where the report gets interesting. The Mail claim that Alves has been actively offered to Louis van Gaal, who will be more than interested in signing one of the world's most attacking wing-back's in the world.
"There have been some offers, all from teams outside Spain"
Alves is seen as the perfect addition to reinforce Van Gaal's 3-5-2 formation with Rafael failing to deliver on that front. Manchester United could also offer Alves the six-figure wages he will demand from any suitor.
Santa Ana admitted there had been several offers for the Brazil international, but refused to name any of the clubs. She did, however, say none came from Spain.
She said: "We are listening to offers from other clubs. There have been some offers, all from teams outside Spain.
"He has five or six more years in him at the highest level. He is very professional."
Is Alves the right man for Louis van Gaal or should the Manchester United manager be going after someone younger? They have been linked with Nathaniel Clyne, but is there room for two new full-backs at Old Trafford? Give us your views in the comments box below!