Chelsea and Manchester City are keeping a close eye on Barcelona defender Dani Alves with a view to making a summer move, according to a report from Spanish newspaper Sport.
The Brazilian has been in talks with the club regarding a new deal for some time now with no significant progress being reported.
Dani’s current deal expires at the end of the 2011-12 season, and City and Chelsea are believed to be hovering with offers that could make Alves one of the most highly paid players in the Premier League.
The Blues are also looking at the possibility of offering Jose Bosingwa as part of the deal.
Barcelona are also believed to be ready to return with a much improved offer though as the competition for the player’s services hots up as the close season draws nearer.