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Dani Alves reportedly tells Juventus he'll join Manchester City this summer


FC Juventus v Espanyol: Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

It's really happening. Reportedly.

Dani Alves will join Manchester City from Juventus this summer and has already communicated the Turin club about his decision. Alves met with Juventus on Monday to terminate his contract, and according to Gazzetta dello Sport he informed them about the decision to join City in the same meeting.

Juventus are happy to let Alves go given they'll save about €3.5 million in wages next season, but the Italian champions want a compensation for terminating the player's deal one year earlier.

Chelsea are battling City in the race for the Brazilian right-back, but Alves wants to reunite with Pep Guardiola and will be able to realize his dream of playing in the Premier League with his friend and coach from Barcelona.

Alves will be the first of a few full-backs City plan to sign this summer. Kyle Walker from Tottenham Hotspur, Ryan Bertrand from Southampton and Benjamin Mendy from AS Monaco are the biggest targets at the moment.