Man City target signing of Dani Alves from Juventus

Juventus's Dani Alves celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League semi final second leg football match against Monaco in Turin in May 2017
Image: Juventus defender Dani Alves is wanted by Manchester City

Manchester City are interested in signing Dani Alves from Juventus, according to Sky sources.

Sky Sports News HQ understands City have held initial talks about a move for the Brazil right-back, but are still yet to reach an agreement with either the player or club.

Alves joined Juventus from Barcelona on a free transfer last summer and has one year remaining on his contract with the Italian side.

City boss Pep Guardiola is keen to strengthen his defensive ranks having allowed Pablo Zabaleta, Bacary Sagna and Gael Clichy to leave this summer following the conclusion of their contracts.

Barcelona's coach Pep Guardiola (R) speaks with Barcelona's Brazilian defender Dani Alves (L) during their Spanish league football match beetwen Sevilla an
Image: Alves worked with Pep Guardiola during their time together at Barcelona

Alves won the Serie A and Coppa Italia during his first season in Italy and also helped Juventus reach the Champions League final in Cardiff, where they were beaten 4-1 by Real Madrid.

The 34-year-old has previously worked with Guardiola at Barcelona, spending four years at the Nou Camp under the Spaniard's tutelage.

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Guardiola is also looking into alternative full-back options, including Benjamin Mendy (Monaco), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) and Ryan Bertrand (Southampton).

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