City close in on Alves deal

Manchester City are closing in on securing the services of Brazil international full-back Dani Alves on a free transfer after Juventus agreed to release the player.

With one year left on his two-year deal with the Italian giants, Alves reportedly approached club management about a potential switch to the Premier League.

According to BBC Football, Bianconeri chief executive Beppe Marotta confirmed that the 34-year-old will be allowed to reunite with Pep Guardiola – whom he worked with at Barcelona.

Moratta told Italian media on Thursday that the former Sevilla defender; "expressed a desire to try a new experience."

Alves looks set to become the Citizens' first-choice right back after the exits of Bacary Sagna and club legend Pablo Zabaleta.

In his only season with Massimo Allegri's side, Alves won the Scudetto and finished as a runner-up in the UEFA Champions League final.