Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has revealed that he's hoping Dani Alves extends his stay at the Nou Camp.
As reported by BBC Sport, Bartomeu has insisted that Alves contributes a great deal to the team and is currently in negotiations with the club over renewing his current contract.
The 31-year-old is set to run out of his current deal with the Spanish giants at the end of the season and has been linked with a move to one of England's elite clubs of late.
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In fact, the same report claims that the duo of Manchester United and Liverpool are interested in the Brazilian international, but it now appears that Barcelona will attempt to keep hold of the full-back.
Bartomeu stated: "He is an important player who contributes a lot.
Article continues below"I hope he renews. We have asked him to and we're discussing it. I know he'd like to stay and Barca want him to stay."
Worth a try
There's no doubt about it, it's not entirely surprising that the duo of Manchester United and Liverpool are interested in the flamboyant full-back.
Ultimately, despite approaching the latter stages of his career, Alves is still a fine asset and would no doubt prove a fine coup for either club.
At the end of the day, if Alves failed to renew his contract with the Catalans, he's be available on a free, which would no doubt be wonderful business for either of United or Liverpool. It's certainly worth both clubs monitoring the player's situation, but it appears that Barcelona are now determined to keep hold of him.
Manchester United and Liverpool fans: Would you take Alves on a free transfer this summer? Have your say in the comments section below!