There are reports Dani Alves already agreed to join Manchester City in November and was pushing Paulo Dybala to follow him out of Juventus.
The Bianconeri announced the intention to terminate the right-back’s contract by mutual consent after just one season in Turin, as he is due a reunion with ex-Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola.
The Corriere dello Sport newspaper today claims there is a murky back-story to the departure and that Dani Alves was working as almost a ‘double agent’ for Manchester City.
It’s suggested that the Brazilian already had an agreement to join the Premier League side as far ago as November 2016, despite having signed a two-year contract.
Dani Alves then infuriated Juventus by claiming Dybala “will have to leave Juventus to realise his full potential.”
According to the Corriere dello Sport, this was only a small part of a campaign the former Barcelona player had going to pressure Dybala into following him to Manchester City.
However, the young Argentine had no intention of betraying the Bianconeri and penned a contract renewal.