Man City ‘made contact’ with Dani Alves prior to the Copa America, according to reports.

After already re-signing Angelino to strengthen the left-back position, Pep Guardiola is looking to add a new right-back to further improve his already strong defence this summer, as well as a new centre-back to replace the departed Vincent Kompany.

City have been chasing Juventus’ Portuguese full-back Joao Cancelo, but it appears that the deal has stalled as Danilo will have to leave the club first before a move can be completed and the Brazilian proposed transfer to Inter fell through.

With negotiations at an apparent standstill City are now being linked with Alves, who is available for free after leaving Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

Despite now being 36, Alves remains a brilliant player and he proved it by captaining Brazil to Copa America glory this summer and winning the player of the tournament in the process.

 

Alves also knows Guardiola well and enjoyed great success with him at Barcelona, however the Brazilian had the opportunity to link up with him at City before.

In 2017 Alves looked set to arrive in Manchester, but the veteran snubbed the club at the last minute to sign for PSG instead.

Yet now after a successful summer in Brazil Alves will ’embark for Europe with the aim of hearing proposals from two clubs,’ according to Globoesporte.

 

It’s claimed that Alves wants to join a ‘top-flight team on the continent in a competitive league’ and ‘at least two years’ on his new contract, in order to remain in contention for the 2022 World Cup.

It’s reported that City ‘made contact before the Copa America’ and they are a potential destination for the right-back. However, it’s understood City would still need to ship Danilo before bringing a new right-back in.

Elsewhere in City’s chase for a right-back, yet another club has entered the race for Joao Cancelo, according to reports.

 

 

The 24-year-old joined Juventus from Valencia only last summer and despite starting well in Turin his form became inconsistent and it now appears that Juventus are prepared to sell in order to reinvest in the squad.

With City’s move for Cancelo hitting a stumbling block it’s allowed others to move in and according to Corriere dello Sport, via Caught Offside, Barcelona are ‘now the front runners for his signature.’

The Serie A champions value Cancelo at ‘€55m-60m.’

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