Chelsea hoping to hijack rivals’ deal to sign top wing-back – report

Chelsea are interested in signing Manchester City target Dani Alves this summer, according to reports in the British media

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Chelsea are hoping to tempt Dani Alves to Stamford Bridge despite Manchester City being in pole position to sign the Brazilian, according to reports in the British media.

The Daily Mirror is reporting that the Premier League champions are interested in signing Alves this summer to bolster their options ahead of a return to the Champions League next term.

Indeed, Antonio Conte is thought to be a keen admirer of the South American’s qualities and is a fan of the veteran defender’s ability to play at left-back or right-back.

The same story states that Alves is still likely to move to Manchester City where the 32-year-old will reunite with his former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola.

The Citizens have already signed Monaco midfielder Bernardo Silva and Benfica goalkeeper Ederson in the summer transfer window this season.

Chelsea, on the other hand, are still waiting to land their first summer signing after a difficult start to the transfer window for the champions.

The Blues signed five players in last summer’s transfer window before going on to win the Premier League title in their first season under Conte.

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