Transfer news: Barcelona's Dani Alves hints at move to Premier League next summer
Last Updated: 02/10/14 11:01am
Barcelona and Brazil defender Dani Alves says he will be moving to the Premier League next year.
The 31-year-old did not say which Premier League club he hopes to join, nor why he wants to leave the Nou Camp.
Brazilian newspaper O Globo quoted Alves as saying: "I am moving to England next year.
"I am going to play in the cradle of football. This will be my last year at Barcelona."
I am moving to England next year. I am going to play in the cradle of football. This will be my last year at Barcelona.
The paper said Alves is planning to leave the Spanish club at the end of the 2014/15 season.
Born in Brazil, the defender began his professional career with Bahia before being brought to Spain by Sevilla, where he won the UEFA Cup.
His £23million transfer fee to Barcelona, plus £7million in performance-related add-ons, made him one of the world's most expensive defenders.
Since his move to the Nou Camp in 2008, Barcelona have claimed four La Liga titles, the Copa Del Rey, the Club World Cup twice and the Champions League twice - beating Manchester United each time in the final, by 2-0 in 2009 and 3-1 at Wembley in 2011.