Alves wants Valencia extension

Diego Alves has closed the door on a potential move to Barcelona by revealing he hopes to sign a new contract with Valencia.

The 31-year-old goalkeeper, who has been capped eight times by Brazil, is the subject of speculation over a move to the Nou Camp.

His contract with Los Che expires in 2019, but hopes to tie his future to the club he joined in 2011 from Almeria.

The experienced stopper told Cadena Cope: "I would like to extend my contract with Valencia.

"I will do everything possible but it all depends on the club – I think I've had many good things for this club and I hold no rancour."

Alves, who is known a speciality penalty stopper, appeared to be angling for an exit from the club during the off-season, but has now insisted he is happy at the six-time La Liga champions.

"What happened this summer is in the past – I am happy to be here and want to continue in this city for a long time," he revealed.