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Dani Alves: I want to stay at Barcelona until the end of my contract

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Dani Alves has insisted that he is keen to stay at Barcelona for several more years.

The Brazil international was recently linked with a transfer to Anzhi Makhachkala, but the right back has made it clear that he has no interest in leaving Camp Nou before his term is up.

"If I did not want to stay, I would not have renewed my contract [until 2015]. My idea is to stay until the end of my contract. But the club ultimately decides," Alves said to reporters.

The 28-year-old then went on to thank fans for the affection they have shown Barcelona and coach Pep Guardiola throughout the season, and is keen to repay them for their support.

"I'm pleased because the supporters give Guardiola the recognition that he deserves. The team want to return all the love that the fans have given us."

Barcelona, which surrendered its league title on Wednesday to Real Madrid, resumes La Liga action on Saturday when it hosts Espanyol.

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