Chelsea made an offer worth €7m (£6.2m) a season to Juventus full back Dani Alves, according to Goal.com Brazil, but the Brazilian turned down the proposal in order to join Manchester City.
City are believed to have offered €2m less a season with a reported annual salary of £4.4million being put on the table, but it seems the influence of Pep Guardiola has swung things in the Manchester club’s favour.
Alves played under Guardiola for four years at Barcelona between 2008 and 2012 before the Spanish manager left the club. He went on to play for Barca for eight years, making 391 appearances in all competitions for the Catalan side, and winning three Champions League titles in the process.
With limited options in the right wing back position, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is likely to move on to other targets as he looks to strengthen his squad for the defence of the Premier League title next season.