Dani Alves has signed a new two-year contract with Barcelona, with the option of a third year. This comes after being heavily linked with a free transfer to Manchester United, who had recently cooled their interest in Nathaniel Clyne of Southampton.
Barcelona had only recently completed the signing of Aleix Vidal of Sevilla to be, it was assumed, his long term replacement.
The news comes just a few days after Barcelona won the treble with a victory against Juventus in the Champions League final, and a week after Alves had called a press conference to complain about the lack of respect shown to him by the executives at Barcelona.
That means that United will now have to resurrect their interest in Clyne, who may join along with his colleague Morgan Schneiderlin according to this report in the Daily Mail, or they might look at alternatives, such as Seamus Coleman of Everton, who is one of the other rumoured targets since David Moyes had been manager.
Dani Alves has signed a new contract at Barça until 2017. Option for a third season, too.— Andy Mitten (@AndyMitten) June 9, 2015