Antonio Conte plotting move as 34-year-old world-class Brazilian close to Chelsea

June 18, 2017

Juventus full-back Dani Alves has dropped a hint that he could make a sensational transfer to the Premier League in the summer transfer window amid speculation Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte is plotting a move.

The 34-year-old Brazil international was deemed surplus to requirements and discarded by his former club Barcelona last summer and moved to Juventus on a free transfer.

The veteran right-back enjoyed a new lease of life under Massimo Allegri and played a key role in Juve’s run to the Champions League final as well as their Italian league and cup double success.

Dani Alves still has 12 months left on the contract deal he sign a year ago but left the door tantalisingly ajar when asked if he could move on again during the close season.

During his interview, Juve No.23 said: ‘There is a great defensive culture, and to go and play in England you have to know how to defend well. Last year I turned down many offers from the Premier League because I felt I had to go to Serie A. I hope that one day I will go there.’

Asked if that could happen soon, Alves responded: ‘Who knows? We’ll see.’ He added.