Right-back Dani Alves is a fan-favorite. He is one of the most decorated defenders in the history of European football. He has won numerous domestic titles, multiple Champions Leagues, Club World Cups, and even a Youth World Cup. His contract at FC Barcelona will be expiring this summer, and many super-teams such as Chelsea, Manchester United, and Paris-Saint Germain have been reported to interested in the 31-year old’s services.
He has reportedly said that he wants to stay in Catalonia, but contract negotiations have stalled on account of not being able to reach a happy medium. The Brazilian has recently turned down a third contract offer from his current suitor, per his ex-wife and agent, but he has remained mum on where else it would suit him best to play next season. By no means is the defender not still a world class player, but he is on the other side of 30 and Barcelona will probably look to part ways after struggling so much to come to an agreement.
Although with this development, it means Chelsea can now make an attempt to sign the player since according to many reports, he is a player that interests Jose Mourinho. Howerver, I do not see it necessary for them to sign such a player. They already have a great RB in Branislav Ivanovic, who is having a career year for the Blues and has played almost every game for them this season with stellar results. On the other hand, he is also almost 31, so there really would be no reason for them to sign a player who is essentially the same exact mold.
The West Londoners simply do not need him. There is no place at Chelsea for Dani Alves. To make matters even more understandable for people who may still be on the fence about Alves, it is curious to point out that he currently makes £150,000 a week in Spain, and has allegedly stated that he wants a wage increase. The Blues have a shrewd history with players over thirty, having recently only offered them one year contracts, and will surely not be interested in meeting the Brazilian’s high demands, especially since they do not have a place in the first team for him.