Brazil and former Barcelona right-back, Dani Alves has set his sights on playing in the Premier League and according to the Mirror, Arsenal are set to battle Manchester City for his services in the summer.
The 36-year-old, who left Paris Saint-Germain after his contract expired at the end of last season, is reportedly willing to take a pay cut after being targeted by Gunners' boss Unai Emery, who worked with him during their time in Paris.
Arsenal are in negotiations to sign Dani Alves for free. The player is demanding £200,000 per week but would like to come to the #PremierLeague and play for #Arsenal where he sees first team appearances more likely than at #ManCity [Various]. pic.twitter.com/I3tiFgh3Zo— Fresh Arsenal (@Fresh_Arsenal) July 16, 2019
Alves for his part is keen to play in England and while he earned a weekly wage of £230,000 at PSG, he is willing to lower his wages, though Arsenal would still need to fork out £200,000-per-week if they are to sign him.
This might deter the Gunners considering it is no secret that they are short of funds going into the transfer window, which might just play into the hands of City, with manager Pep Guardiola also keeping tabs on the Brazilian's situation.
Widely considered as one of the best right-backs in the history of the sport, Dani Alves' highly decorated career has seen him win as many as 41 trophies combined for both club and country and his arrival will no doubt give any club the experience needed on the pitch.