Dani Alves
Barcelona are yet to enter talks with Dani Alves over new deal Getty Images

Barcelona admit they have made no progress in their contract talks with Manchester United and Liverpool-linked Dani Alves.

The Brazilian international recently revealed his desire to leave the Catalan giants next summer in order to test himself in the Premier League after 12 years in Spain.

With his current deal set to expire at the end of the season, Alves will be free to hold negotiations with clubs from January onwards. Both United and Liverpool have been credited with interest in the 31-year-old and Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has revealed the club's transfer ban could help decide the player's future.

When asked of talks between the player and the club, Zubizarreta was quoted as saying by AS: "We've done nothing in that respect. We are talking about the contract with him. We'll see what the road is we will take. It is also influenced by the decision of Fifa.

"The best thing is that we come to see an incisive Dani, that is important."

Barcelona have also seen the future of another of their players come under scrutiny this season. Pedro, 27, has started just two league games this term and with Luis Suarez almost certain to be handed a first-team role once he completes his ban at the end of October, the Spaniard's chances under Luis Enrique could be reduced even further over the coming months.

Such a possibility has seen Pedro linked with a move to Arsenal but Zubizarreta insists there have been no offers for the forward as of yet.

"There is nothing in my office and we have not put him on the market," he said.

Barcelona were rocked by news in the summer that they will be banned from registering new players for the next two transfer windows. During their initial appeal against Fifa's decision, the club signed seven players, including Suarez, but are barred from doing so in January and in the summer of 2015.