Dani Alves
Alves is reportedly demanding £250,000-a-week in wagesReuters

Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City are ready to make a move after Barcelona Sporting Director Andoni Zubizarreta confirmed the club haven't been able to reach an agreement with Dani Alves over a new contract.

Earlier, the 31-year-old Brazilian created a bit of news after claming he would be "moving to England next year," saying that this would be his "last year at Barcelona."

However, later, Alves' agent Dinorah Santa Ana and ex-wife revealed that her client would prefer to remain at Barcelona.

"We would like to stay here, mainly because our children are here. No one has told us that they want him to go," Ana had said to Goal.

The Catalan club had then opened talks with Alves over a new deal, hoping to sort out the matter as quickly as possible.

But now, Zubizarreta has revealed that no progress has been made with regards to a new deal.

"We've done nothing in that respect," he told AS. "We're talking about the contract with him. We'll see what the road is we'll take."

Zubizarreta also added that FIFA's transfer ban on Barcelona has influenced the contract extension talks with Alves.

"It's also influenced by the decision of FIFA. The best thing is that we come to see an incisive Dani, that's important."

According to the Daily Star, an agreement over a new deal has not been reached due to the Alves excessive £250,000-a-week wage demands.

Meanwhile, Barcelona are reportedly looking to offer Pedro a new contract despite the 27-year-old winger falling down the pecking order, with new boss Luis Enrique preferring to start youngster Munir in the right wing position.

After seeing Pedro, who is a product of Barcelona's youth academy, warm the benches at the Nou Camp, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger reportedly made an enquiry about the Spaniard's availability this summer.

But according to the Daily Mirror, Barcelona are reluctant to sell Pedro to Arsenal, and they want to end the Gunners' interest by extending the Spaniard's contract, which currently expires in 2016.

However, Pedro may refuse a new contract as he may want to move to a new club and get more first team football rather than warm the benches at Barcelona.

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