The agent of Dani Alves has declared the Brazilian will stop all contract extension negotiations with Barcelona after the club failed to meet his wage demands.
Dinorah Santa Ana, who happens to be Alves’ ex-wife according to Goal, also revealed to reporters that the right-back had only been offered a one-year deal by the Catalan club.
Santa Ana went on to claim another side had already offered him a better deal than Barca’s but refused to name it.
“We waited a whole year to talk to Barca,” Santa Ana said as reported by Goal. “We had two offers on the table, but we stopped all negotiations to listen to what Barca had to say.
“There is another club willing to give Dani a three-year contract with a higher wage, plus the option of another year. But Barca told us they could not get near those figures.
“Dani would be happy to stay on the same wages he is on now, but they offered one year plus the option of two more. This morning, a formal offer arrived by e-mail, but it stipulated that he has to play 60 per cent of the games for it to be renewed the following year.
“Dani is sad. He expected more from Barca. The negotiations are finished now. He will finish his contract as best as he can.”
The mystery club Alves’ agent refuses to name could potentially be Manchester United.
Mirror Online reported just yesterday that Alves continues to remain on United’s radar with Louis van Gaal on the lookout for a specialist in the right-back position.
Van Gaal has so far fielded Antonio Valencia in that role for the majority of this season whilst the Dutchman has been reluctant to use Rafael who the Mirror believe will be sold this summer.
However, United are also said to be interested in Southampton right-back Nathaniel Clyne and it’s unclear whether the Red Devils would attempt to sign both players if they were available?