Laporta takes over Barcelona negotiations for Daniel Alves

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has taken over negotiations for Sevilla fullback Daniel Alves.

El Mundo Deportivo says Laporta has made the capture of Alves a priority after this week welcoming Seydou Keita (Sevilla) and Gerard Pique (Manchester United).

Barca hope to settle on a deal with Sevilla of £22 million, having already had an £18 million offer thrown out by president Jose Maria del Nido.

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