Dani Alves
Dani Alves has supposedly rejected Barcelona's latest contract offer in order to move to the Premier League with Manchester United. Getty Images

Barcelona defender Dani Alves has reportedly rejected the latest offer from the Catalan club in favour of a move to Manchester Unitedin the summer.

The Brazilian defender's contract with the La Liga leaders is set to expire at the end of the current campaign, which has seen him being heavily linked with a move to England, and he has supposedly chosen the Premier League over remaining at Camp Nou, according to Italian newspaper Tutto Mercato Web.

Louis van Gaal has made it a priority to strengthen the right side of his defence and has constantly been linked to Alves, who had indicated earlier in the season that he is yet to make a decision regarding his next destination.

"I am very happy in this club and I have not signed for another club. If there are clubs that offer me a new alternative or I am not at the level that Barcelona desire I will be willing to contemplate other options. I will take a decision at the end of the season," Alves said.

United had made the Brazilian their primary target for the right-back slot, but have been recently linked with a move for Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne, after reports suggested that Alves had performed a U-turn and was interested in remaining at the Camp Nou beyond the current season.

It is believed that the Catalan giants have offered the defender a new two-year contract, with the full back said to be close to agreeing to the offer from the La Liga club.

However, the report now claims that following Barcelona's entry into the Champions League final, the defender has made up his mind to move on and will reject their contract offer, which will enable him to move to a club of his choice in the summer and Manchester United are said to be leading the race ahead of French champions Paris Saint-Germain.