Dani Alves’ representatives have reportedly held talks with Juventus – so should the Gunners now step up their initial interest?
According to Goal, the Italian giants have held shock discussions with the experienced right-back ahead of a potential Turin return.
The report suggests that Alves is looking for a two-year deal at his next club, with a set salary at €7 million a year, excluding bonuses.
Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City have all been credited with an interest in the Brazilian in recent weeks following his departure from Paris Saint-Germain, with the full-back showing his qualities at the Copa America.
Arsenal boss Unai Emery already has Hector Bellerin and Ainsley Maitland-Niles as right-back options, however, a move for Alves could be one that the Gunners feel they can’t turn down.
Despite turning 36 back in May, Alves helped his country to Copa America glory this summer and proved to everyone he still has what it takes to compete at the top level.
The right-back has been a consistent performer throughout his 18-year professional career, so the Gunners will know exactly what they are getting with the veteran.
Alves is capable of playing in a back four or five and possesses exciting qualities going forward.
A deal would also be a smart one in a commercial aspect, with the defender known all around the world during his stints with Barcelona, Juventus and PSG.
However, if the Gunners are to firm up their interest, they may well have to do so fairly quickly, with the right-back already in discussions with another European giant.