Serie A 2017-06-23 7:08 AM

Juventus have confirmed they will release Dani Alves from the final year of his contract.

Manchester City is said to target the winger, heavily influenced by manager Pep Guardiola whom he knows from their time together at Barcelona.

Speaking to Italian media on Wednesday, Juventus chief executive Beppe Marotta said that Alves had “expressed a desire to try a new experience”.

Marotta said Juventus hoped to reach a “mutual termination” with Alves.

He wished the Brazilian good luck for the future.

Alves has only been with Juve for a year, winning Serie A and reaching the Champions League final.

Prior to that, he had spent eight seasons at Barcelona. The first four of those were under Guardiola, a period when the pair shared in two Champions League triumphs and won La Liga on three occasions.

City do not have an experienced right-back after releasing out-of-contract duo Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna.

Guardiola has been linked with Tottenham’s Kyle Walker as well as Alves, who he bought for Barcelona from Sevilla for £23m in 2008.

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