Dani Alves ready to take pay cut to get Arsenal deal done

Date published: Wednesday 17th July 2019 11:16 - Matthew Briggs

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Dani Alves is open to a move to Arsenal and is prepared to take a pay cut to join the Premier League club, claims a report.

The 36-year-old Brazilian is a free agent after leaving Paris Saint-Germain last month and The Sun claims a reunion with Unai Emery “appeals most” to Alves.

Alves turned down a new one-year contract with PSG, instead wanting a two-year deal, but he is apparently prepared to take a £30,000 -a-week cut in his salary to £200,000 to secure a move to London.

That may well prove out of reach for Arsenal despite shaving a huge chunk of their their wage bill this summer with the departures of Aaron Ramsey, Petr Cech, Danny Welbeck, Stephan Lichtsteiner and David Ospina.

Alves, who played at PSG under Emery in his first year, has been vocal about a move to England previously and he almost joined City two years ago before heading to Paris.

Mundo Deportivo claimed this week that Tottenham, Arsenal and City are all battling to sign Alves, with Pep Guardiola eager to reunite with his former player.

City’s interest though appears slight and they are unlikely to make a move for the player, unless Danilo leaves this summer.

The report though suggest Emery has instructed his board to make an offer for right-back Alves, who would replace Lichtsteiner in Emery’s squad.


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