JUVE CONFIRM ALVES DEPARTURE
Juventus confirmed the release of Dani Alves, paving the player’s way for a possible reunion with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. The 34-yearold Brazilian, who played under Guardiola at Barcelona, announced earlier this week he was leaving the Serie A champions. City have been linked 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 in November, but he returned to help the club to a Serie A and Coppa Italia double and reach the Uefa Champions League final.