Alves, who is currently on international duty with Brazil, has been persistently linked with a move to Barcelona since the end of the season after he told the Spanish press he hoped to leave Andalucia "as soon as possible".
And the 25-year-old´s agent Jose Rodriguez Baster claims a deal with Barcelona will soon be finalised. "I think (a deal is close) but I don´t know exactly as I´ve had no word since Thursday," Baster told Spanish newspaper Marca.
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