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Paris Saint-Germain set to sign Dani Alves after hijacking Manchester City deal

AFP
Published Jul 12, 2017, 5:52 pm IST
Updated Jul 12, 2017, 5:52 pm IST
The former Barcelona full-back was set to reunite with Pep Guardiola at the Etihad, but has now changed his mind.
Dani Alves had a fruitful season with the Bianconeri last season guiding them to 2 titles and a Champions League final. (Photo: AFP)
 Dani Alves had a fruitful season with the Bianconeri last season guiding them to 2 titles and a Champions League final. (Photo: AFP)

Paris: Paris Saint-Germain are set to make a statement summer signing by announcing the capture of Brazilian full-back Dani Alves, according to media reports on Tuesday.The French giants have called a press conference for Wednesday afternoon at 4pm local time (1400 GMT) at the Parc des Princes, at which they are expected to unveil the 34-year-old.

The Qatar-owned outfit will then jet off to the United States for a pre-season tour. According to Le Parisien, Alves passed a medical in the French capital on Tuesday and will sign a two-year deal with last season's Ligue 1 runners-up.

 

Alves is a free agent after leaving Italian champions Juventus, whom he helped get to last season's Champions League final. He had been expected to team up with his former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, and beating the English side to the Brazilian's signature is a major coup for Paris.

PSG's one confirmed close-season signing so far is the Spanish left-back Yuri Berchiche from Real Sociedad for a reported 14 million euros ($16 million, £12.5 million).

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