Blaise Bourgeois

Manchester City back in for free-agent Dani Alves

Manchester City reportedly reached out to former PSG right-back Dani Alves prior to Brazil’s Copa America-winning campaign.

Pep Guardiola is very keen to strengthen his side’s defence this summer, particularly to upgrade their right-back and also replace the departed Vincent Kompany.

Alves is said to be focused on a move to a top side as he aims to make Brazil’s 2022 World Cup squad.

City’s number one target has been Juventus star João Cancelo but will now chase the 36-year-old Brazilian’s signature as talks have seemingly come to a screeching halt.

Alves nearly re-united with his former Barcelona boss back in 2017 only to have a last-second change of heart, opting for a PSG switch instead.

Dani Alves remains a proven winner and, with the Copa America victory, became just the second footballer in history to win 40 trophies.

In order to facilitate a move for Alves, City will have to first sell Danilo, who is currently linked with both Juventus and Inter Milan.