Dani Alves: Neymar had to leave Lionel Messi's shadow to succeed

Paris Saint-Germain defender Dani Alves has insisted that Neymar had to cut his ties with Barcelona in order to enhance his chances of claiming individual honours. The Brazil international is rated as one among the world's best, and Alves believes his compatriot played in the shadows of Lionel Messi at the Camp Nou.

Javier Pastore dismisses Paris Saint-Germain exit talk

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore has refuted claims that he is considering a potential exit from Parc des Princes this month. The Argentina international has been heavily tipped to leave the Capital outfit this term with Inter Milan leading the hunt for his services.

Les Parisiens skipper Thiago Silva recently hinted that the midfielder could push for a move elsewhere, but the Argentina has now come clear with the gossip stressing that he would love to end his professional career with the Ligue 1 outfit.

Dani Alves had agreement to join Liverpool

Brazil international Dani Alves has revealed that he was on the cusp of joining Liverpool back in the summer of 2006, but the deal fell through at the final hurdle. The Reds had just won the Champions League crown under Rafael Benitez, and Alves was tipped to join them from Sevilla, only for the deal to be called off.

He told FourFourTwo: "I pretty much had an agreement with Liverpool. But for whatever reason, it didn’t happen at the last moment and I really don’t know why, as I wasn’t the one conducting the negotiations. I had other people representing me back then."

Thomas Meunier turned down Chelsea move

Paris Saint-Germain right-back Thomas Meunier has revealed that he knocked back advances from Chelsea despite facing competition from Dani Alves for the right-back spot. The Belgium international had expected competition from a new signing in the summer but was surprised by the club's decision to sign Dani Alves on a free transfer.

Speaking with Eleven Sports, he said, "I was expecting the arrival of a right-back but not that of Dani. I did not know what to think. Was I only going to be a substitute? I could have left for Chelsea on the final day of the summer transfer window but I did not."

Dani Alves: 'I would rather have been a musician than a footballer'

Paris Saint-Germain Dani Alves has made a stunning revelation that playing professional football was not his ambition in his early days.


The Brazil international has won 19 major honours in his career including the Champions League and Europa League twice, but he would not have achieved the accolades, had things gone his way.

Speaking in an exclusive with FourFourTwo, Alves admitted that he spent his youth fiddling with musical instruments, and his father was the prime reason behind him switching to football, he said: "Honestly, I would have rather been a musician, but I accepted his idea to be a footballer, I managed to make his dream come true, something I couldn't imagine even in my wildest dreams. I made the dream of my biggest idol, my role model, come true.

Kylian Mbappe wants to mark history with Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe has insisted that he wants to mark history with the former French champions following his initial loan move from Monaco on transfer deadline day.


The 18-year-old linked up with Les Parisiens on a season-long long with the obligation for a permanent switch at €180m in the summer of 2018.

In an interview with TF1, Mbappe said that he would like to mark the history in his hometown and Paris Saint-Germain were the perfect to encourage his development, he said: "Big players have marked history in their country whether with the national team or their club. What I want to do is to really mark the history of my city. PSG was really the project that allowed me to carry on my progress while playing."

DANI ALVES THOUGHT NEYMAR WOULD JOIN PSG

According to reports, Brazilian fullback DaniAlves dumped Manchester City for Paris St Germain because he thought his superstar compatriot Neymar would move to the French side as well.


Alves was thought to be on his way to the Etihad to reunite with his former Manager Pep Guardiola. The former Barcelona man reportedly verbally agreed to join City but then made a U-turn to Paris.

After 1 successful season with Juventus, DaniAlves leaves the Italians

DaniAlves released a post which confirmed his exit from the Italian club Juventus which read: ¨Today our professional relationship ends and I will carry away with me all those who truly make Juve a great club¨


¨I would like to thank all the Juventus supporters for the year I’ve had, to my team-mates who welcomed me like the professionals they are, for a club that wins and reaches finals¨

Dani Alves hints at Manchester City Move

Brazil international Dani Alves has dropped a huge hint that he would reunite with manager Pep Guardiola at Manchester City next season.


The right-back is available on a Bosman move this summer after he decided to mutually cut his ties with Juventus. The 34-year-old had attended a charity event in Brazil last week prior to his release from Juventus, where he gave a suggestion that he could link up with the Citizens.

JUVENTUS AND THEIR NEED TO WIN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

All over the world, the greatest challenge faced by champions is the motivation to win the same battle over and over again.


How to make sure that the hunger to keep winning never disappears.

Pep Guardiola on his last news conference as he left the most successful team witnessed in the 21stcentury famously said that inability to motivate his troops was the main reason he decided his time was up at the Camp Nou.

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