Dani Alves speaks on his Paris Saint-Germain future

Brazil international Dani Alves has indicated that he would be willing to extend his contract with Paris Saint-Germain beyond the current campaign. The 35-year-old has been with the French outfit for the past 20 months where he has managed to command a regular starting role despite the competition from Thomas Meunier.

Speaking to reporters, Alves said that he has no plans of hanging up his boots in the near future but his stay with Les Parisiens depends on the board’s decision, he said: "It doesn't depend on me, but if it were down to me then of course. People are marked down for their age — once you get past 30, people look at you a bit funny. When you get to 35 the questions are all 'when are you going to stop?' Calm down! I decide when I am going to stop. It's the old story, do you want a normal car, or something top of the range? That is how I am — the older I am, the more expensive I am!"

Elsewhere, “Paris Saint-Germain have faced another season of disappointment after failing to cross the Champions League“ hurdle at the round of 16 stage. The Capital outfit had been ousted at the last 16 of the competition during the past two seasons, and that statistic remained intact “for the current campaign“ after succumbing to an away goal defeat at the hands of Manchester United.

Owing to this, there has already been speculation regarding the future of Thomas Tuchel at the helm and reports indicate that they could assess his position when the campaign concludes. Jose Mourinho, formerly of Manchester United, has been regularly linked with the head coach role over the past 12 months and there are suggestions that the Portuguese could take over at the helm during the summer.