Daniel Alves' agent, Jose Rodri Baster, spent EIGHT HOURS with Real sports director Pedja Mijatovic yesterday discussing terms, says AS.

However, when Baster left the Madrid offices at 9pm, no agreement had been settled between the two clubs. Indeed, negotiations were not even close to being concluded, although both parties agreed to keep the communication lines open.

Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido is demanding £28 million for Brazil international Daniel Alves - a price Real refuse to match for a wing-back. The Spanish Liga champs are willing to add Cicinho, who they rate at £8 million, in a bid of £15 million - which still falls well short of Del Nido's valuation.