Reports in Spain on Tuesday night were suggesting the Alves deal was imminent after he was left out of Sevilla´s squad for the Champions League third qualifying round first-leg tie against AEK Athens.
The 24-year-old is keen to join the Blues, and boss Juande Ramos describes the player as a very important part of his team, saying: "It´s true that Daniel has an important role in this team, especially in our attacking play. It´s also true that two teams like Madrid and Chelsea are trying to acquire his services."
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