Barcelona stalwart and Manchester United transfer target Dani Alves appears to have strongly hinted at a possible move to Italy, after admitting he has received an offer from an unnamed Serie A club while declaring it would be "a pleasure" to join AC Milan.
The Brazilian full-back has spent seven years at the Nou Camp since completing a £23.5m ($35.8m) switch from La Liga rivals Sevilla in July 2008, making 49 appearances in all competitions last term as Luis Enrique guided the Catalans to a historic second treble during his first season in charge.
Alves' current contract is due to expire later this month and while Barcelona are said to have tabled a "respectful offer" in an attempt to keep him, the player himself has indicated that a departure is very likely amid a seemingly fractious relationship with the club's board.
Manchester United, potentially set to offload injured right-back Rafael da Silva this summer, have been linked strongly with the 32-year-old while the likes of Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain have also been credited with an interest in his signature.
AC Milan may now be the frontrunners for Alves's signature, however, despite serious questions surrounding the future of manager Filippo Inzaghi after another disappointing campaign that saw the previously reputable Rossoneri once again miss out on qualification for European football courtesy of a 10th-place finish in Serie A.
"I have an offer from an Italian club, and it's possible that I will go there. I will evaluate the offers that I have received," Alves told Sky Sport Italia following Barcelona's Champions League final victory over Juventus as reported by the Daily Mail.
"Milan? It would be a pleasure to join them."
Alves played the full 90 minutes inside Berlin's Olympiastadion on 6 June as an early goal from Ivan Rakitic set Barcelona on their way to a fifth European title.
Juventus did equalise 10 minutes after half-time through former Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, but subsequent efforts from Luis Suarez and Neymar sealed an impressive and fully deserved triumph for Blaugrana.