Barcelona defender Dani Alves has signed a new two-year contract extension with the Catalans, which will keep him at the Camp Nou until 2017. The Brazilian full-back new deal includes an option to extend his stay into third season.
Real Madrid are believed to willing to sell their star striker Karim Benzema at the end of the season so the Spanish giants can reinvest that money in a younger forward, as reported by The Daily Star.
This news has alerted the Premier League trio with the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool to his availability this summer, but would have to loose their pocket up to £40 million to secure his services.
Barcelona have confirmed that the Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen has been sidelined for four months after undergoing successful surgery on a hamstring injury, the Liga club announced on their Twitter handle.
Manchester United are weighing up a January move for Atletico Madrid defender Miranda as they look to bolster their backline, reports the Daily Star.#454387298 / gettyimages.com
The Old Trafford club have been linked with the number of defenders in the past few weeks as their manager Louis van Gaal is desperate to rebuild their defence squad and turn them back into a title contending team.