Dani Alves

Spurs and Arsenal join Man City in the chase for free agent Dani Alves

Tottenham and Arsenal have reportedly joined Manchester City in the race to sign free agent Dani Alves.

The veteran full-back is available on a free transfer this summer having left French champions Paris Saint-Germain, with a host of Premier League clubs believed to be interested in signing the Brazil international.

Manchester City had been linked with a move to bring the 36-year-old to the Etihad, with Alves having been a favourite of City boss Guardiola during the duo’s time together at Barcelona.

City are seeking competition and cover for Kyle Walker, with Danilo having been linked with a move away this summer.

According to Catalan based outlet Mundo Deportivo, Spurs and Arsenal have now joined the race to sign Alves as the North London rivals look to strengthen at right-back.

Tottenham could seek a replacement for Kieran Tripper, with the England international having been tipped to leave the club this summer. After a fine World Cup last summer, the 28-year-old performed below expectations last season despite being a regular for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Arsenal could also look to strengthen their full-back options, with veteran Stephan Lichtsteiner having left after just one season at the Emirates, while Hector Bellerin is a long-term absentee through injury.

Unai Emery’s transfer budget is said to be restricted this summer, and a move for Alves would represent a low-cost, low-risk option.

Despite his advancing years Alves has proven he can still compete at the highest level, having captained Brazil to Copa America success this summer.

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