Barca to up Alves offer
Barcelona are preparing to make one last push to prise Daniel Alves away from Sevilla
By Lucas Brown
Last Updated: 05/06/08 1:38pm
Barcelona are preparing to make one last push to prise Daniel Alves away from Sevilla and are ready to include Fernando Navarro in their higher offer.
The Andalucian outfit turned down a bid of €25m from the Blaugrana last month, but the Catalan outfit are now ready to go back and either sign the player or call the whole deal off, according to Sport.
Alves has known about Barca's interest for four months and has even posed for Sport newspaper with a Barca shirt and crest after agreeing a deal with the club.
Joan Laporta wants to make two more signings before a referendum on his future is held in two weeks and believes that Alves would be the pinnacle of the summer deals.
Barcelona are going to make a bid of €30m and include a number of incentive-based clauses that could see that amount rise further should the Brazilian perform well at Camp Nou.
If Sevilla are still not convinced then the suggestion is that Barca will buy out the remainder of Navarro's contract from Mallorca and include him in a swap deal.
The Blaugrana own ten per cent of their former youth team player and know that Sevilla are keen to land him, despite being put off by the Balearic club's asking price.
Alves himself is intent on leaving the club where he has spent the last six seasons after seeing a lucrative move to Chelsea denied to him last summer because president Jose Maria del Nido wanted him for the UEFA Champions League.
Currently with the Brazil national team, the 25-year-old is being kept up-to-date with events back in Spain and is hoping that the two clubs can agree a fee for him.