Over the last week or so, it seemed that Barcelona right-back Dani Alves was set for a summer move to Paris Saint Germain, after Catalan outlet Mundo Deportivo revealed on 26th March, Dinorah Santana, the ex-wife and still agent of the Brazilian, had informed them she was in the French capital and in the midst of negotiations.
Since then and with still no contract renewal deal on the table from Barcelona, the general assumption in numerous media outlets throughout Europe, has been that 31-year-old Alves would be leaving the Camp Nou, to pen a three-year deal with PSG.
That's not the case, however, with French newspaper L'Equipe informing of comments to them directly from the PSG president, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, who underlined in no uncertain terms: "PSG has been interested in the Brazilian international for a long time in the past; but isn't in the slightest today."
Such comments are either a clever ploy to deflect media attention surrounding any negotiations, or a proverbial slap in the face for Dinorah Santana and Dani Alves, if indeed any talks had taken place at all thus far.
Even if an offer isn't now forthcoming from Barcelona, who Dani Alves has always maintained are his first option, there remains no shortage of interest.
Indeed, news of a rejection from PSG could reinvigorate the interest of Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal, as reported recently by the Daily Mail.