Arsenal have reportedly made contact with Dani Alves about a free move to the club this summer.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 07: Dani Alves of Brazil poses with the trophy of Best Player of the tournament after winning the Copa America Brazil 2019 Final match between Brazil and Peru at Maracana Stadium on July 07, 2019 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – JULY 07: Dani Alves of Brazil poses with the trophy of Best Player of the tournament after winning the Copa America Brazil 2019 Final match between Brazil and Peru at Maracana Stadium on July 07, 2019 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

The former Barcelona man, who was managed by Unai Emery for a year when they were both at PSG, has been linked with a move to Spurs or Manchester City but Arsenal are reportedly now in the mix given he would cost nothing.

Well, that’s not strictly true. A weekly wage of €134kpw plus a hefty signing on bonus is going to be required and I can’t think of worse way to spunk cash than to throw it all at a 36-year-old, no matter his experience or demand elsewhere.

Did we learn nothing with Stephan Lichtsteiner?

In saying that, Alves’ form is much better than Lichtsteiner’s when we signed him on a free from Juventus last summer. Alves was just named Player of the Tournament at the Copa America this summer.

But still…

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