Spanish radio network Cadena Ser claim that Barcelona full-back Dani Alves will join Juventus as a free agent.
We have descended into farce, ladies and gents – The Mascherano rumour was difficult to believe, but hot on its heels comes a report that sounds difficult to believe.
Cadena Ser announced that 33-year-old Alves, who has a deal with Barcelona until 2017, will terminate his contract early to join Juventus.
Goal Italia go on to report that there is an option in Alves’ Barcelona deal that wil allow him to leave the club on a ‘Bosman’ transfer and that Juve are considering a 2-year deal.
Sky Sports have also latched onto the story and Gianluca Di Marzio reports that the Juventus interest in Alves is very real – “Contacts and meetings have already taken place, a two-year option on the table”.
According to Spanish journalist Gerard Romero, Alves has a clause in his contract that would allow him to sign for Juventus, provided the deal is agreed before 5th June 2016.
OJO!! ALVES tenia una claúsula unilateral que firmó de forma que le permite salir gratis, con la fecha límite del 5 de junio #mercato
— Gerard Romero (@gerardromero) May 25, 2016
Not to be outdone, a whole host of Italian journalists, including those from La Stampa and Gazzetta Dello Sport, are also suggesting a deal for Alves is imminent:
#Juve vicina a Dani Alves, che ha contratto fino al 2017 ma che potrebbe liberarsi dal Barcellona
— Massimiliano Nerozzi (@MaxNerozzi) May 25, 2016
— LaGazzettadelloSport (@Gazzetta_it) May 25, 2016
Catalan newspaper l’esportiu are also reporting that Alves has agreed to join Juventus and told his teammates of his decision last weekend.
The agent of Dani Alves (33) confirms he will leave this summer. The player told his teammates on Sunday he’ll join Juventus. [l’esportiu]
— barcastuff (@barcastuff) May 25, 2016
AS have also reported a similar headline, reiterating that Alves will leave on a free transfer and will sign a 3-year contract at Juventus.
— AS (@diarioas) May 25, 2016