Report: Spurs miss the chance to sign Brazilian legend on a free

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Dani Alves
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Tottenham Hotspur are certainly in the midst of a right-back dilemma in North London, as they are already down to the bottom of the barrel, with the season not yet underway.

After Juan Foyth was stretchered off the pitch in the Audi Cup final, Spurs were left with just Kyle Walker-Peters in the right-back berth.

Kieran Trippier has already been sold to Atletico Madrid, while Serge Aurier has yet to appear in pre-season at all after his African Cup of Nations duties for the Ivory Coast.

Last month, Duncan Castles claimed that Tottenham had made contact with Dani Alves, after the Brazilian legend left PSG on a free, over a potential move (The Transfer Window Podcast).

However, it appears as if these talks came to nothing, as the right-back is now reportedly set to return to his homeland and play for Sao Paulo (Goal).

The 36-year-old has been offered a three-year deal, with the most that any European club would offer him being one-year.

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He would have been a fantastic stop-gap for a year at Spurs, but his wages would have probably been a stretch anyway. It looks as if Poch is going to have to put his faith in young Walker-Peters as his first choice, at least for the start of the season.

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