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Daniel Alves: Missing Chelsea move still hurts

Sevilla star wing-back Daniel Alves admits he is still struggling to accept missing out on his dream move to Chelsea.

The Brazilian was poised to join the Blues for £21million in the summer before Seville upped the asking price.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich refused to pay £24m and Jose Mourinho bought fellow Brazilian Julio Belletti for £2.1m instead.

Alves said: "The opportunity came up and I wanted to join but it didn't happen. I am still coming to terms with the situation and trying to move on and look to the future.

"I was angry and confused by the way things happened but I have to concentrate on Seville now and start to turn the pages."

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