Manchester City refused to match PSG’s contract offer to Dani Alves

Brazil global Dani Alves admitted the prospect of “making history” by winning the Champions League with Paris Saint-Germain factored into his decision to join the French heavyweights.Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu confirmed last week that they and Verratti were keen on a transfer, although PSG have been unwilling to hold talks. Alves arrived in the French capital on Tuesday and underwent his medical before his proposed move to Parc des Princes.Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who failed to start a Premier League game last season, has just completed his season-long loan move to Crystal Palace. And yet, window after window, we end up not signing really good defenders to improve a critical area of the team that has been problematic for years.Whilst annoyed, City sources insist the club remain calm and they will push on with their plans to sign their other top targets Ryan Bertrand, Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy.I have experienced a lot of different things in my life, and I think that the sum of all these experiences will help me bring something to Paris Saint-Germain. Paris courted me long ago and now we are Wednesday. “We’re going to share in some great times, I’m certain of that”.And Alves has opted to join the French side ahead of City, with his signing announced on Wednesday afternoon.Alves won the Serie A title with Juventus and reached the final with the Old Lady till Real Madrid were ready to spoil the party for the Italian giants.The Etihad Stadium hierarchy value Walker at around £40m, but Tottenham will not allow him to leave the club for anything under £50m and know that Alves joining PSG will see more desperation creep in.He told his fans via Instagram: “It’s lit, my friends”.”Humans are challenged”, he wrote in a post on Instagram. They come full of difficulties but having confidence and working hard will carry you along.”I do not play football for money, I play football because I love this profession and respect those who are part of it”. “By choosing PSG, Daniel has shown everyone the vitality and attractiveness of our project”.