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Is Dani Alves about to sign for Man Utd?

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
This Brazilian full-back is being linked with a move to United
This Brazilian full-back is being linked with a move to United

Barcelona full-back Dani Alves is closing in on a move to Manchester United, according to reports in Spain.

Spanish newspaper Sport are reporting that United are at the head of the queue to sign 32-year-old Alves, who will be out-of-contract with Barcelona this summer and could move to United on a free transfer.

His agent Dinorah Santana has Catalan radio station RAC1 that a deal with a new club is close for the two-time Champions League winner

"We’re close to signing for another club, talks are underway," said the agent. “Dani is still available (for a new contract at Barcelona), but we don’t expect much else from them."

Santana had previous confirmed that her client - who is also her ex-husband - had been offered a new deal to stay at Barcelona, but it seems as if he is edging close to sealing a move away from the Catalan club.

The move to sign the experienced Alves could be United's second major signing of this summer's transfer window, after they confirmed the arrival of Memphis Depay from PSV Eindhoven last week.