Blues set for Alves blow

08 December 2006 10:31
Chelsea's hopes of landing Daniel Alves appear to be over after the highly-rated full-back agreed to extend his contract with Sevilla. Liverpool were heavily linked with the 23-year-old right-back in the summer and Barcelona and Chelsea joined the hunt for the Brazilian's signature after his impressive form in Sevilla's chase for the La Liga title this season. However, Sevilla sporting director Ramon Rodriguez Monchi has denied that Chelsea and Barcelona have made an approach for their prize asset and has warned off any such interest from the two European giants. "There has not been any contact with Barcelona neither now nor in the summer just gone," Monchi told Marca. "We'll be able to give confirmation of (Alves) re-signing with us in the next few hours and we've already come to an agreement. "We have not received any offer or any telephone call from (Roman) Abramovich, (Jose) Mourinho or anyone else at the English club." Alves is expected to put pen to paper on a new long-term deal with his current contract not set to expire until summer 2011.

Source: ESA