Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc says Barcelona star Dani Alves is one of the best right-backs in the world but denied making him an offer to move to the Ligue 1 side at the end of the campaign.
The 31-year-old Brazil international is out of contract at the Camp Nou at the end of the term and, after revealing his intentions to move to the Premier League earlier in the season, he has been linked with both Manchester United and Liverpool.
But in March, reports in Spain claimed the Premier League giants would miss out on the defender after he agreed a three-year contract worth €9m (£6.3m, $9.5m) a year to join PSG instead.
While Alves's agent, Dinorah Santana, recently revealed negotiations with the Catalans over a new deal had completely stalled, earlier in April the player denied signing an agreement with another club – while saying his first choice would be to stay at Barcelona should the Catalans fulfil his demands.
And PSG boss Blanc has suggested that even though the Ligue 1 side may be interested in securing his services this summer, the club are yet to make him a formal offer.
"There has not been a concrete offer for Dani Alves. He is a Barcelona player and it would not be the best moment to contact him," Blanc said during the press conference ahead of the Champions League quarter-final first leg against the Catalans on 15 April, which will see Alves miss the game due to suspension.
"Alves has a commitment with Barca, we also do from here to the end of the season and we are not yet in the transfer window. He will not be there Wednesday but he is one of the best right-backs in the world."
According to reports in Spain, Barcelona are monitoring Torino right-back Matteo Darmian should Alves leaves the club to go to PSG or the Premier League.
United manager Louis van Gaal is said to be keen on his signature to replace out-of-favour Rafael, while Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is also in the market for a right-back as Glen Johnson is expected to leave Anfield once his contract at the club expires at the end of the season.