Manchester City close in on Alves

Manchester City are closing in on Juventus defender Dani Alves.

City are in the market for two right-backs after allowing the contracts of Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Saga expire.

And they have been given encouragement that Juve are ready to allow the Brazilian to move to the Etihad.

The 34-year-old has a season left on his contact in Turin but wants to link up again with his former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola.

City first tried to sign Alves in 2010, when a contract row with Barca gave them hope that he would leave the Nou Camp.

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