Dani Alves is working toward an exit from his Juventus contract, and Spanish publication Sport says the outstanding right back already has a new home. At least verbally. Alves reportedly has agreed to join Manchester City on a two-year deal, reuniting with former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola and making his Premier League debut at age 34. With rumors that Tottenham slapped a $55 million price tag on Kyle Walker, buying Alves for $6 million isn’t a bad fallback plan. In fact, Alves’ experience makes him a better short-term solution for Guardiola and City. When your backup option has 100 caps for Brazil, six FIFPro World XI appearances, and four UEFA Champions League Final appearances — including
Premier League champion Chelsea is heavily involved in today’s roundup, with plenty of possible outgoings plus the club looks close to making its first signing of the summer. The noises from the Emirates Stadium have gone quiet today, while Liverpool also looks set to confirm its first signing of the window. Liverpool will complete the signing of £39 million forward Mohamed Salah from Roma on Thursday as the former Chelsea player joins Jurgen Klopp at Anfield, according to The Times.
Several news outlets report that Juventus are preparing a €40 million bid for Federico Bernardeschi, so I guess we’d better talk about it. Fiorentina has resigned itself to losing the young winger, although the fans still aren’t particularly happy about it. If he does indeed end up with the Juvenuts, expect that dissatisfaction to approach levels somewhere near full revolt. After all, Berna’s far and away the most dynamic player in the squad. He contributed 14 goals and 5 assists in 42 appearances this season and frequently dragged his team single-handedly to results despite the increased defensive attention he saw this term. He also earned a spot with the Azzuri, for whom he’s become a regular