In demand Alves considering quitting Sevilla

August 1, 2007

Sevilla full-back Daniel Alves has admitted he is considering a move away from the club in a bid to further his career.

The 24-year-old, who recently won the Copa America with Brazil, has a contract with the UEFA Cup champions until 2012.

But with AC Milan, Chelsea and Arsenal said to be interested in the defender, Alves has revealed he could be ready to cut ties with the Primera Liga side.

'I have been at Sevilla for five years and I want to improve.' he told Arena SporTV.

'I want to play in a big team and I think you have to make the most of the opportunities you have in life.

'Thank God I have won a lot of things since I came to Sevilla, but I think this is the right moment to move a step forward in my career.

'I feel that this is the moment for furthering my career in another place.'

Alves is nevertheless grateful for the experiences he has had with Sevilla, including two UEFA Cup titles and last season's Copa del Rey trophy.

'I went to Sevilla at the age of 19,' Alves continued. 'Sevilla were a minor team because they were not playing at their highest level.

'But with Julio Baptista, who helped the club change their image, we clinched our first UEFA Cup and then two more titles, something that hasn't happened for a long time.'