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Sevilla fullback Daniel Alves has put Premiership clubs on notice.
"I know the only thing that can happen is that I will leave Sevilla," said the Brazilian. "I would like to continue to grow, but what I want is to do this by mutual agreement among everyone and to leave through the front door."

Chelsea have been long admirers of Alves, however the Sevilla defender was also watched by a high-ranking Manchester United scout last weekend.
 

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I am a fan of Alves, I think he'd be a hit at United and would love him to succeed Gary Neville. Also, that's a good position he's taking because let's be honest, Sevilla aren't going to become one of the biggest in the world in the near future and he is a very good player indeed, yet he wants to part without any grudges.
 

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If we were to purchase either him or Lahm I would be especially happy as would every other United fan simply because they are probably the best two full backs in the world along with evra and maybe maicon.
 

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Man, this guy is phenomenal, but at what price?
I've been saying for months (not on this forum though) that our top priorities in the summer is a right back and a striker, but when I hear the names being thrown about, I'm starting to worry, because we have to remember how much debt the Glazers have saddled the club with.

Fergie spent 50mil, by all accounts and reports to bring in Anderson, Nani and Hargreaves and it will cost 20 mil to make the Tevez deal permanent. (not including wages, I've seen the 35 mil figure, but think it ridiculous to report transfers like that).

I think he spent so much last summer, thinking he wouldn't have to do so this summer. That's why I think Alves, Berbatov and Benzema (even, if he wanted to join us) are out of contention.

The price for all three above have been above the 30mil mark, so I think Huntelaar at the touted prices of 16-20 mil and Lahm 6-8 mil are very doable. Especially, if Fergie really wants to make the Tevez deal permanent this summer already. Personally, I love the tenacity of Tevez. It's like having two Rooneys, but I just don't think he's worth that much.

So in my dream team, I would of course have Alves and Benzema and if that ever happens ....well...... if that ever happens, I'm going to be a very, very happy man, but it's unlikely to happen.

What a dream though
Rooney Benzema
Nani Anderson Hargreaves Ronaldo
Evra Ferdinand Vidic Alves
Foster
Subs : VDS, Pique, Simpson, Carrick, Scholes, Manucho, Tevez (7 allowed from next season)​

Transfer out:
Brown
Silvestre
Fletcher
Saha
 

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he is a good player and all but.....he will be too costly...not seen much of his games....but what i have seen of him he is quite good
 

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He's a thumb's up good buy for the replacement of Gary... I enjoyed seeing him with the ball, excellent pace for a defender. But I guess he's not goanna be cheap. If Man Utd don't get him I definately won't want him to be in the premiership...

He will be quite a treat if he joins any of the other top 4...
 

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I personally dont think he's be right for us. I've watched quite a few Sevilla games this season (as theyre my Spanish team) and whilst he is very very good going forward doesnt always back track enough for my liking ans often leaves his defensive partners exposed.
 

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Andreas_svan said:
Sevilla should just sell Fabiano and Alves and start over :)
Good one. That would be a good buy for us I reckon. I've been reading that Luis Fabiano's value might sink to around 7 or 8 mile due to ownership wrangles like with Tevez.

Last summer the fee for Alves was touted between 20 to 30 mil pounds. If we could get both for a combined fee of under 30mil, I think that would represent decent value for two great players.

I'd prefer Huntelaar, but Fabiano would do too. The risk would be that he might find it hard to adapt like he did when he was in France, but his confidence should be skyhigh right now and that shoud help.

It also would bring the portugese speakers in the squad to 5, not counting the twins. I don't want the squad to become what it's like at Liverpool where half the squad and staff re spanish speakers.
 

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Tbh, Daniel Alves' the best wing-back in going forward & joining his team's offensive play. His overlapping-runs on the wings are awesme IMHO!

But enough of that pls. We United, are in huge trouble if we continue to splash mad cash on players of the highest calibre. Because of the Glazers', we are landed in great debts. Not that I want to say but we will re-enact the history of Leeds United.

Thus, I would prefer the likes of Philipp Lahm. True he isn't better than Daniel Alves. But he's still the top 5 wing-backs in the world currently at least. Moreover, he wouldn't cost us a bomb unlike Alves, who would cost us probably in the region of £30million compare to that of £8million for Lahm.

Last but not least, Lahm's better than Alves in defensive qualities but Alves edges him out in offensive play. If we could get Alves for the price of Lahm, why not? But will that be possible? I seriously doubt it. ;)
 
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