Alves admits PSG interest

Dani Alves has said that if he has to leave Barcelona, he would be very interest in a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

The right-back has been linked with the French champions for a while as Barca overhaul their squad following last season’s disappointments.

Mundo Deportivo reports Alves as saying that he doesn’t want to think too far into the future, but would happily move to France if his Barca stay comes to an end.

“I’ve always said I’m not involved in long-term projects. I prefer short-term,” he added.

“Actually, what I want are challenges. I was born for it and if the challenge is somewhere else, I’ll be happy.

“PSG? I think they’re a great club. I love to play with the big clubs. That’s what I dream of.

“What I want is to play for clubs that can offer challenges. And PSG is a great club.

“If I have to leave Barca, PSG is an alternative for me.”

It had been speculated that Alves could go to PSG in exchange for compatriot Maquinhos, the centre-back said to be at the top of Barca’s summer wish list.

Alves also revealed that he had spoken with another of PSG’s Brazilian defenders, Brazil captain Thiago Silva, about the club.

“When we come to the national team of course we talk about our lives and our clubs,” he continued.

“We mainly talk about whether we are happy with life at our clubs.

“I believe all big clubs have a lot to offer their players and PSG is one of them. I know [Thiago Silva] is very happy at PSG.”

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