Manchester United on alert, with Dani Alves to announce his definitive Barcelona exit

The Brazilian star aims to hold a press conference next Tuesday.

The ongoing saga regarding the future of Brazilian star, Dani Alves, has rumbled on for several months, with the exceptional right-back out of contract on June 30th.

According to Spanish radio network, Cadena SER, the 32-year-old has finally decided to reject the contract renewal offer from Barcelona, thus ending a relationship which has tied the player and the club since 2008, when he joined from Sevilla.

Whilst there have been previous statements of rejection, notably from the agent and ex-wife of Alves, Dinorah Santana, this time it appears the decision is final.

On Thursday, Alves reportedly drew a firm line under any chance of renewing with Barcelona, by rejecting the offer on the table from the club, said to be for two more years, plus the offer of a further season beyond that.

Manchester United have been patiently awaiting clarification, even setting a deadline for Alves to reach a decision, regarding the open offer they have made.

Louis van Gaal is certainly keen to add experience to his back four next season, which means Alves is considered the perfect addition, whilst at Old Trafford, the player would receive a salary package he feels he's worth.

The Red Devils would also gain a player, who has arguably enjoyed one of his best seasons with the Catalan giants, which could end with a remarkable haul of three trophies.

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