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Thursday, June 14, 2012
Alves happy at Barcelona

ESPN staff

Barcelona full-back Dani Alves has rejected speculation he could be set to leave the club this summer.

• Alves to Schalke rumours 'nonsense'

Alves, 29, endured a frustrating season as Barcelona failed to retain the Liga title, while they were also eliminated by Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals.

Paris St Germain have been linked with a big-money move for the Brazilian, who joined Barca from Sevilla in 2008, but the player has stressed his commitment to the Camp Nou.

He told Globosporte: "I have a contract until 2016 and I intend to complete it. I am happy in Barcelona. A lot of things have been said, but they are just rumours. In reality there isn't anything.''

Alves could though miss the start of 2012-13 domestic campaign should he be selected by Brazil as one of their over-age players for the Olympics. And after missing out on the squad in 2008, he is desperate to be involved this summer.

He said: "I will be completely fit again by the start of July and available for selection by the national team. The decision lies with Mano Menezes to choose the best players to represent Brazil in London and I hope my dream can become a reality.''




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