Manchester United have been handed a massive boost in signing Barcelona star Dani Alves, according to the Independent.
The 32-year-old's contract with the Spanish champions will run down on 30 June and he has not signed a new deal. Luis Enrique's side will face Juventus in the Champions League as both clubs are looking to win the treble this season.
Alves has not signed a new deal and he has long been attracting the interest of Louis van Gaal's side, while Paris Saint-Germain have also maintained their interest. The Ligue 1 winners' manager Laurent Blanc has confirmed PSG are not interested in signing the right-back.
With the French club ending their interest, United are now the only club interested in landing the Brazil international, if he decides to end his time at Barcelona after the Champions League final on 6 June.
The former Bayern Munich manager deployed winger Antonio Valencia in the right-back position, despite having Rafael Da Silva in the squad. The 20-times English champions were linked with Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne.
However, Van Gaal has ended his side's interest in the England international as he wants to bring the experienced Alves to Old Trafford in the summer transfer window. The South American full-back earns £120,000-a-week at Barcelona and United are confident they can match the defender's wages.
The defender admitted that the Catalan club disrespected him and revealed that he will announce his future after the clash against Juventus in Berlin.
"From June 7 I'll announce my future. My intention was not to speak, but I haven't been respected with a lot of silly things. It's gone too far. I don't want anybody to influence my decisions. My future only depends on me," Alves explained.
Barcelona's South American star duo of Lionel Messi and Neymar has urged the board to keep Alves at Camp Nou beyond the summer transfer window by handing him a new contract.
Alves' future will be resolved in the coming week and United will be hoping the defender decides to make a switch to England this summer.