Dani Alves' agent Dinorah Santana will fly to Manchester in the coming days to discuss the Barcelona star potential move to Old Trafford this summer after Louis van Gaal opened the doors of the Premier League giants for him, according to reports in Spain.

The 31-year-old right-back joined the Catalans from Sevilla in summer 2008 for £23.5m but with him out of contract on 30 June, he is free to negotiate a transfer to another club.

Barcelona put him on the market last summer and reportedly decided to keep him when the club failed to get new Chelsea signing Juan Cuadrado as his replacement.

His future at the club has since been under constant scrutiny and in October 2014, Alves revealed his intention to put an end to his spell at Barcelona this summer to move to the Premier League.

"This will be my last season at Barça," he said during an interview with O Globo and added: "Next year I'm moving to England. I want to play in the birthplace of football."

Even though Alves looked out of favour with the club's officials, he is playing regularly under Barcelona manager Luis Enrique. And with the Catalans unable to sign a replacement in the summer due to a Fifa ban, some reports claim they are considering offering the defender a new deal.

Alves' agent claimed the club are yet to make him any proposal and revealed she was going to start the job of finding a new club for the Brazil international.

"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.

"It's strange that they would let him leave on a free transfer. But if they have not said anything up to now, I believe they do not want to renew Alves' contract."

And Spanish newspaper Sport now claims Santana is going to start that process by flying to England to meet with Manchester United's officials in mid-February.

The Catalan-based newspaper claims Alves has not ruled out staying at Barcelona but he is aware that is going to be very difficult as the club are unlikely to match his demands of extending his contract for three years.

But United manager Louis Van Gaal, according to Sport, has already told Alves he wants him at Old Trafford and is ready to offer him a lucrative, longer deal.

Nevertheless, the reports add Santana's meeting with Manchester United will not be the only one, as she expects to listen more proposals, with Arsenal and Liverpool reportedly monitoring the situation.