Barcelona full-back Adriano Correia has urged the club's officials to commit the long-term future of Dani Alves to the Camp Nou with a new deal amid speculation regarding a summer move to the Premier League.
The Brazilian international has been a crucial player for the Catalans since his £23.5 million ($36.3m, €32m) move from Sevilla in 2008 but his future at the club have been under scrutiny recently and, with only four months remaining on his current contract at Barcelona, he is free to negotiate a transfer to another club.
Earlier this season the 31-year-old right-back revealed his intention to have a new experience in the Premier League while this month his agent, Dinorah Santana, fuelled the speculation claiming that she was going to start searching for a new destination to his client.
"They [Barca] have not gotten in touch with us. Hence, we interpret that Barca does not want Alves to continue so we will find another club," Santana said.
Liverpool have also been linked with his services as a replacement for out of contract Glen Johnson and Arsenal are also said to be monitoring the situation.
Also with Louis van Gaal in the hunt for a right-back – and reportedly weighing up a summer move for Tottenham's Kyle Walker – recent reports in Spain assured Santana was expected to fly to Manchester this month to discuss a move to Old Trafford.
However, Adriano expects the club to eventually offer him a new deal that will keep him at the Camp Nou.
"He has always been an important player since he came here and he continues to show that. He's always in the Champions League ideal XI. Dani wants to stay here and if I would have to renew him I will do it because our friendship and due to the respect for him as a footballer and his performances," Adriano said.
Adriano, meanwhile has suggested that he may leave this summer after having started only three La Liga games this campaign.
The full-back joined the Catalans in summer 2010 from Sevilla as back-up for both the right-back and the left-back but has seen his time limited since the arrival of manager Luis Enrique.
"I am motivated and will always be. We all like to play and in training I hope to give my best to be at the same level as the team. I hope to have more options ahead of the last part of season to enjoy with my teammates," he said.
"If in the future there are proposals, I will talk to my agent and my family. But ahead of the end of season I just want to think about Barcelona, to help the team and to win titles."