Alves gets huge China offer

Barcelona’s Dani Alves has been approached by an unnamed Chinese Super League club with a three-year, €12m-a-season offer.

Mundo Deportivo reports the contract being tabled to the defender directly without an offer to Barca, who know of interest in their players from China.

Barca will wait for the offer to be made officially before deciding their stance but MD note they rarely like to keep players who want to leave.

The transfer window remains open in China until February 26, potentially giving time for the deal to go through if Barca agree and Alves wants it.

Barca wouldn’t let Alves go for free as he remains an important part of Luis Enrique’s side and last summer signed a contract extension, having at one point been on the verge of leaving Camp Nou.

Alves’ deal runs until 2017 with the option for another year after that but the money offered from China could change his situation.

Chinese football is flush with cash, Guangzhou Evergrande having signed Jackson Martinez from Atletico Madrid for €42m a week ago, among other headline transfers.

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