No ‘concrete Alves offer’ from PSG for reported Man United target

Dani Alves

The Barcelona defender is out of contract in the summer, and Manchester United are said to be one of a host of top clubs chasing the 31-year-old.

Barcelona right-back Dani Alves is being chased by several of Europe's top clubs, Manchester United and PSG reportedly among them, even if he didn't feature in his club's game against the French champions on Wednesday.

Ahead of the match between the two European giants, former United defender Laurent Blanc, who is in charge of the Ligue 1 champions, poured cold water on suggestions the 31-year-old was set to move to PSG this summer in quotes reported by Goal.

"There has not been a concrete offer for Dani Alves," Blanc told reporters. "He is a Barcelona player and it would not be the best moment to contact him.

"He has a commitment with Barca, we also do from here to the end of the season and we are not yet in the transfer window.

"He will not be there Wednesday but he is one of the best right-backs in the world."

As the World Cup winner mentioned, the Brazilian missed the game at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday after picking up a suspension for the accumulation of yellow cards in earlier rounds.

Whether Alves does indeed leave Barca, and where he ends up going, may have serious repercussions at more than one top European club.

If he arrived at PSG he would be joining a group of Brazilian internationals, while former Barca teammate Victor Valdes is already at Old Trafford.

But he hasn't ruled out staying in Catalonia, and Barcelona fans last week voted that they hoped the fullback would remain at the Nou Camp, before identifying Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin as their prime replacement should Alves depart. While further reports from Metro this week have indicated that not only are United in for the former Sevilla man, but are also set to move for Gregory van der Wiel if the Barca man does indeed wind up at PSG.

Whatever happens, Alves' future is set to be a hot topic until it emerges where he will be playing next season, with a Premier League switch remaining very much possible.

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