Juve clear way as City move for Alves
Juventus have confirmed the release of Dani Alves, paving the way for a possible reunion with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.
The 34-year-old Brazilian right-back, who played under Guardiola at Barcelona, announced earlier this week he was leaving the Serie A champions. City have been linked heavily with the player since releasing right-backs Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna at the end of last season.
Alves only joined Juve last summer and leaves midway through a two-year contract. His single campaign in Turin was interrupted by a broken leg suffered last November but he returned to help the club to a Serie A and Coppa Italia double and reach the Champions League final.
Alves enjoyed two Champions Leagues and three Laliga title successes under Guardiola at the Nou Camp. In all, he won 23 trophies over eight seasons with Barca before moving to Juve. A move to the Etihad Stadium would continue City’s summer revamp.
The club have already confirmed the signings of goalkeeper Ederson from Benfica and midfielder Bernardo Silva from Monaco.
Elsewhere Celtic have completed the signing of 19-yearold midfielder Kundai Benyu from Ipswich. The teenager has agreed a four-year contract and. Benyu never played for Ipswich but scored five goals in 23 appearances on loan at Vanarama National League side Aldershot in the second half of last season.
Benyu follows Jonny Hayes in signing for Celtic this summer and the Republic of Ireland international moved from Aberdeen.
Swansea have signed Dutch goalkeeper Erwin Mulder on a free transfer a new contract at Eredivisie club Heerenveen, for whom he played for the last two years.