Barcelona sports chief Andoni Zubizarreta has confirmed a new contract offer has been tabled to Daniel Alves. The Brazil fullback is expected to put pen to paper after being linked with Chelsea and Manchester City during the summer.

Zubi said yesterday: "We're made an offer to [Daniel] Alves to extend his deal and soon we'll negotiate. We want him to stay and this will be one of our objectives over the next three months.

"The total salaries of the squad have gone down by 5%. We weren't looking for this but we wanted a competitive team."

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