Chelsea and Tottenham plotting to hijack Man City move for top class South American

Manchester city’s summer business is far from over as the Citizens are close to signing one of the most sought-after veterans of the modern game.

Pep Guardiola’s side has been the busiest in the transfer market among their top four rivals so far, and are set to complete the signing of Brazilian full-back Dani Alves.

The former Barcelona defender is keen to be reunited with his former boss at Barcelona and has asked Juventus to release him from his current deal so that he can move to the Premier League club.

The Bianconneris have accepted his request and the release will be made official today, which will pave the way for him to sign a two-year contract at the Etihad Stadium.

Tottenham is, however, planning to hijack the deal, as the future of Kyle Walker remains in doubt. The England defender wants to leave White Hart Lane, with Manchester City interested, but the two clubs are a long way apart in their valuation of the player, with Spurs adamant that he is worth at least £40 million.

Mauricio Pochettino is hoping that he can convince Alves that London is a more interesting place to stay and play football.

Chelsea is also interested in Alves, and have reportedly offered £1.7 million more than what Manchester City is offering for the Brazilian.


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