Dani Alves has rejected the chance to sign for Manchester United and agreed a new two-year deal to remain at European champions Barcelona.
Alves, 32, was one of Manchester United’s primary targets this summer, but those plans are now over as the Brazil international has agreed to remain at the Camp Nou.
Alves reportedly had a number of offers before him, and it is believed that Barcelona gave him until 5pm this evening to sign or reject his contract, his previous expiring at the end of this month.
Barcelona won the European Cup on Wednesday in a thrilling 3-1 victory over Serie A giants Juventus and became the first club in history to win a ‘treble’ of league, cup and Champions League, twice- they did so for the first time in 2009- and announced the deal on its official club website:
“FC Barcelona announces that Dani Alves has accepted the proposal of the Club for the renewal of his contract, which expires on 30 June.
“The new agreement linking the two parties will run for two more seasons, until 30 June 2017, plus an optional third season.”