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Dani Alves set to seal Manchester City move and sign two-year deal with Pep Guardiola’s side ahead of pre-season tour of America

Dani Alves will arrive in England next week and seal his free transfer to Manchester City.

The right back has agreed to join Pep Guardiola’s overhaul at the Etihad Stadium and ready to sign a two-year deal.

Alves has been away on holiday with Brazil team-mate Neymar, with the pair both attending Lionel Messi’s wedding in Rosario last weekend.

The 34-year-old negotiated the termination of his contract at Juventus in order to be reunited with Guardiola, who signed him from Sevilla at Barcelona.

And Guardiola – whose squad is back for pre-season training on Monday – has instructed a concerted drive for new signings before they head off on tour.

City will touch down in Houston on July 17 ahead of the Manchester derby three days later and the manager wants at least three new faces there with them.

Sporting director Txiki Begiristain has already snapped up Ederson and Bernardo Silva this summer, with talks ongoing over a move for Monaco left back Benjamin Mendy.

Alves has been in Rosario recently to attend the wedding of former team-mate Lionel Messi

City are expected to try and find a way of taking a deal for Kyle Walker forward over the next seven days.

That is said to be complicated, given Tottenham’s resolve when selling stars, as is their interest in Alexis Sanchez, who is at loggerheads with Arsenal.

Guardiola also has a goalkeeping headache ahead of the America tour. Aro Muric, a teenager who has drawn huge plaudits over the last 12 months, suffered a knock and is battling to be on the plane.

Claudio Bravo is on holiday after the Confederations Cup – he could link-up with City in late July – while there are decisions to be made on Joe Hart



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