Dani Alves denies he has signed a pre-contract agreement with Manchester United

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Manchester United target Dani Alves has insisted that no decision has been made on his future as yet and denied any pre-contract agreement had ben made withy any other club.

Speaking to beIN Sport, and the quotes being run by the Evening Standard, the Barcelona star claimed he was only thinking about doing as well as he can for the rest of the season and that he was happy at Camp Nou.

Louis van Gaal has been credited with an interest in Alves, whose contract with the Catalan club comes to an end this summer and so would be available on a Bosman free transfer.

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With reports of him possibly having signed a pre-contract agreement with one of his suitors, such as the Old Trafford club, the 31-year-old was forced to deny it when appearing on the European television channel.

"I am very happy at Barcelona and I have not signed with anyone," he said.

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"In life, you have to be thankful. Barca are a club that changed my life, made me realise all my dreams. I'll get to the end of my contract with the same ambition as when I came here.

"If the club asks me to look for another alternative, then I'll look at the other options. But for now, this is not the case. I stay focused on the end of the season because I'm still a competitor. A decision will be made at the end of the season."

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There is plenty at stake in the remainder of the season for Luis Enrique's team too, as they are battling with Real Madrid for the Liga title and have a Champions League quarter-final against PSG to contend with this week.

Meanwhile, the club are also serving a transfer ban handed out by FIFA die to practices with signing youth players, so are unable to sign any players until next January. Alves' agent is probably well aware of the power this gives him in negotiations.

Manchester United have struggled to find a consistent presence at right-back this season, with both Rafael and Antonio Valencia both failing to fully convince. Van Gaal needs an experienced and proven character in that position next season.

Alves would not only provide the nous from playing there for years, he is also still one of the best attacking full-backs in world football, despite him probably being just past his peak.

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