The Fiorentina midfielder is being linked with Barca.
"If they can sign him, I urge Barça to do so. Great players are always welcome," said Alves.
"It [the rumours about Barça's interest] doesn't bother me. On the contrary: he's a wonderful young player who has put in some excellent performances for club and country. When you see that your club is looking to bring in quality players and boost the competition for places, it's a source of motivation."
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