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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.

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