Juventus to release Dani Alves from contract

Pep Guardiola is splashing cash as he prepares for his second season in the Premier League

Pep Guardiola is splashing cash as he prepares for his second season in the Premier League

Alves' exit from Juventus is threatening to become acrimonious, with some reports stating he could leave on a free transfer after asking to be released from his current deal.

Earlier this week, Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta confirmed the Brazilian worldwide has asked to leave the Serie A champions this summer.

Juventus defender Dani Alves admits that he has left negotiations over his future to his agents but has teased a move to Manchester City.

Alves worked with Guardiola during the City boss' highly successful four seasons in charge of Barcelona, winning the Champions League twice in that span.

'I don't know what's happening, ' he said.

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Alves told Conversa com Bial: "I don't know what's going on". Have I asked to leave? "Well, everyone knows my admiration for Pep Guardiola..." hedged Alves, leaving everyone guessing at what he's hinting at.

But although Alves made a decision to go with another club, Marotta said that they still wish him luck.

The Brazilian right-back has been widely linked with a possible switch to Man City.

Unless of any big surprises, Alves is expected to become City's third major signing of the summer in the coming days, arriving on a free transfer.

In fact Alves created 31 chances in the Champions League last campaign, with Real Madrid's Toni Kroos the only player to create a higher amount.

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