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Dani Alves is on Manchester United transfer hitlist

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Barcelona full-back Dani Alves is on Manchester United's transfer hitlist this summer according to reports.

The Brazilian international is out of contract in the summer and will be on the move when the upcoming window opens unless he pens a new deal which he is yet to do.

According to reports Barcelona have offered him terms and the former Sevilla man has insisted he wants to stay put but reports have suggested that Manchester United are in the race for his signature and could lure him to Old Trafford.

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The Red Devils are likely to be in the market for a right-back in the summer having been forced to rely on deploying winger Antonio Valencia in the position, with boss Louis van Gaal seemingly unwilling to use specialist Rafael, who is expected to leave the club.

Nathaniel Clyne of Southampton was believed to be their top target but he is said to be close to signing a new contract at St. Mary's and Alves, according to the Independent he is on their list of targets for the summer.

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The 32-year-old has been ever-present this season for Barcelona and is likely to feature in the Champions League final against Juventus next month.

He is adamant that he loves Barcelona - but conceded that a transfer could happen because of the actions of the club's board. He said: "I am with the team 200 per cent but with the board, about 10 per cent - as it is, I have one foot, half a body and almost my head out of the club."

"I don’t think about money, all I am asking for is respect for the job I do like any other professional."

Move

Paris Saint-Germain have been linked with a move for Alves in recent months, as have Manchester United's fierce rivals Liverpool.

While Manchester United will have to battle off their rivals to land Alves for nothing in the summer, they would have to fork over a serious pay packet. Another defender from Spain could be arriving at Old Trafford - Valencia's Nicolas Otamendi.

The Argentinian international has a £35 million release clause in his contract however Manchester United do not want to pay that - however the player is believed to be keen on a move and could force an exit.

Opinion

A move for Dani Alves would be a shrewd one. The Barcelona man is still one of the best in his position in the world as he has shown this season and would be able to fill a problem position.

Sure, he is likely to cost a pretty penny and he won't have any sell on value but his experience could be invaluable as Manchester United revamp their squad and head into a bright new era.

Should Manchester United sign Dani Alves despite his wage?

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