Barcelona are ready to make an improved offer to Dani Alves to get the defender to commit his future to the Camp Nou and ward off any potential suitors, reports in Spain claim.

The Brazil international is out of contract at the end of the season and has been heavily linked with a move away as a free agent, with Manchester United, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain reportedly monitoring the situation.

United manager Louis van Gaal has reportedly earmarked the signing of a replacement for out-of-favour Rafael as one of the top priorities of the summer.

Meanwhile, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is also considering the signing of a right-back due to the uncertain future of Glen Johnson, whose contract at Anfield is set to expire at the end of this campaign.

Alves's agent, Dinorah Santana, recently gave hope to potential suitors after revealing they have rejected the first offer made by the Catalans, while the positions of the two parties were all but distant.

The defender is said to be requesting a deal that provides a three-year-contract extension which maintains his current salary.

Initially, the Catalans were not keen on matching those demands from a player aged 31 but with PSG reportedly ready to satisfy his demands, Spanish newspaper Marca claims Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is reconsidering his plans and is willing to stump up the cash to keep Alves at the club.

The reports said Bartomeu even had a one-on-one meeting with the full-back on 17 April to try and persuade him to stay.

Alves, meanwhile, has claimed several times that should the Catalans fulfil his demands, his first-choice is to stay at Barcelona – even though earlier in the season he said he would like to move to the Premier League.