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Time for Daniel Levy to become serious about Daniel Alves

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The champions have joined Manchester City in considering a move for the Juventus right-back, who won a league and cup double last season in his first year in Italy. Goal's Sam Lee reported at the weekend that City were the closest to a deal, but Antonio Conte really wants to strengthen his side and he views Alves as the ideal man for the right wing-back role of his 3-4-3 formation.

According to a report in the Daily Mirror, Pep Guardiola is eyeing a summer reunion with his former Barcelona charge, Dani Alves.

Representatives of Brazil right-back Dani Alves have held talks with Juventus chief Beppe Marotta today that could lead to the 34-year-old being allowed to leave on a free transfer.

Manchester City are reported to have agreed terms with the player however Chelsea are also interested in signing him.

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Dani Alves is keen on a move to the Premier League. I'll say it again.

The pair seem to share a great deal of mutual respect; Alves labelling the cerebral Spanish coach a "genius" in an article written for The Players' Tribune recently.

The 34-year-old is still considered one of the best right backs in the world and will look to fill a space left by Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna, both of whom have been released. If you turn the word "football" backwards, it spells "Pep'".

And ahead of the game, the four time Champions League victor stirred the pot a little bit when he admitted he only found out about City's existence when they were taken over by Abu Dhabi United Group, in 2009.

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