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Manchester City news: Pep Guardiola rules out move for former player and free agent Dani Alves


Pep Guardiola appears to have ruled out a reunion with Dani Alves at Manchester City.

Veteran defender Alves had announced in June he will leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer after two seasons with the Ligue 1 side.

Alves and Guardiola have worked together in the past

The 36-year-old full-back had been busy winning the Copa America with his native Brazil, and insists he wants to carry on playing.

Alves moved to Barcelona in July 2008 and was signed by Guardiola, who was appointed Barca manager two months earlier, and the pair enjoyed plenty of success during their time together in Spain.

However, despite the availability of Alves, Guardiola appears happy enough with Kyle Walker and Danilo as his options at right-back.

“No, not many. I like the faces that we have,” said Guardiola when asked about potential new signings.

“Maybe but the transfer market is so difficult and the team is good enough.

“Maybe zero, maybe one, maybe one and a half. We know, as all the important clubs know, about his [Alves’] situation,” he added.

Alves is a free agent after leaving PSG

“He is an incredible player and an extraordinary person – but we have two incredible full-backs so it is what it is.”

The Copa America success with Brazil made Alves the most decorated player in the history of the game, with 43 trophies.

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