Report: Manchester United pushing Barcelona's Dani Alves for quick decision on offer

Dani Alves

Arsenal and Liverpool are also keenly interested in the Brazilian, who reportedly has a firm offer from Old Trafford.

Given his agent and ex-wife, Dinorah Santana, is unsatisfied with - what she considers - the final contract renewal offer from Barcelona, it's looking increasingly likely Dani Alves will be leaving the Camp Nou when his contract expires, on 30th June.

Clearly this has put the clubs who are interested in swooping on full alert. None more so than Manchester United, according to Catalan outlet Sport, who report that the 31-year-old (32 in May) has a firm offer of a three-year deal, a 'significantly higher' financial package, plus the surety of a solid commitment on the table from Old Trafford.

What's more, Manchester United are now in somewhat of a hurry, keen to beat the interest of Liverpool and Arsenal. As such, it is reported that officials at Old Trafford have insisted that Alves makes a decision before the end of April.

The player himself has always maintained his first option will always be Barcelona, so comments from club president Bartomeu - who insists negotiations aren't yet closed - will understandably give Dani Alves cause to keep delaying.

However, the clock is ticking and the longer the Brazilian right-back takes to make his final decision, the more impatient Manchester United may become. Sport also claims that if his decision isn't made over the next fortnight, they will withdraw their offer and look elsewhere.

Essentially, Manchester United have shown their hand, want a swift "yes" or "no" answer from Alves, so they can either pave the way for his arrival, or quickly pursue other options before the summer.

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