Dani Alves has spoken out about his future after becoming a free agent.
Three Premier League sides are in the running for the Brazil international’s signature after his departure from Paris Saint-Germain.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are all interested in signing the 36-year-old, who became the most successful active footballer in the world.
The right-back, who played in central midfield for the Ligue 1 champions at times last season, has 43 trophies to his name and is expected to confirm his next club within a fortnight.
“Now I’m free, but I still have a lot to accomplish in my career,” said Alves.
“The only thing that I can say is that the club that sign me will sign a true champion.”
The report from Mundo Deportivo claims Arsenal boss Unai Emery has asked the board to make a move for the right back, as he seeks defensive reinforcements that won’t break the bank. The report also suggests Emery, who worked with Alves in Paris, could be key to bringing the veteran to England – a country he is yet to play in.
Gabriel Martinelli remains Arsenal’s only signing so far this summer and Emery is working with a modest £45m budget to strengthen his squad.
The Gunners have been frustrated in their efforts to sign Celtic’s Kieran Tierney and the Bhoys are refusing to budge from their £30m valuation of the left-back.
Wilfried Zaha looks set to stay at Selhurst Park, despite his desire to move to the Emirates.
Arsenal’s £40m bid for the forward was considered derisory by Palace, who value the Ivory Coast star at closer to £90m.