Dani Alves
Dani Alves's current contract is set to expire this summer Getty Images

Barcelona star Dani Alves is set to commit his future to the La Liga giants with a new deal even though his agent and ex-wife, Dinorah Santana, recently suggested Brazil international was ready to leave the club at the end of the campaign, reports in Spain claimed.

Having only two months remaining on his current contract at the Camp Nou, the 31-year-old full-back has been free to negotiate a summer departure to another club since the start of 2015.

While some reports in Spain claimed Alves, in March, had signed a pre-contract agreement to join Paris Saint-Germain, he has also been heavily linked with Manchester United and Liverpool, as earlier in the season the player revealed his intentions to have an experience in the Premier League.

United manager Louis van Gaal has reportedly earmarked the signing of a right-back to replace out of favour Rafael as one of the top priorities of the summer. Meanwhile, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers may also need to bolster the position after Glen Johnson recently revealed he is in talks to leave Anfield in the summer, with his contract running out at the end of the season.

Earlier in April, Santana suggested Alves's future at the Camp Nou was all but over after the player rejected the renewal offer made by the Catalans.

"The negotiations are over. Dani will see out his contract at Barcelona in the best possible manner," she said.

But according to radio station Cadena Cope, the negotiations have had an unexpected twist and the player will be at the Camp Nou next season.

Cope reports Alves is set to put pen to paper on a new deal soon and an official announcement over the deal is imminent.

The defender always stated that should Barcelona value him enough, his first choice would be to remain at the La Liga giants.

Cope points out the turnaround of negotiations has been linked to the fact that Alves would have to leave his two children in Barcelona with his ex-wife, but he wants to be close to them.