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Report: Alves heading home

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Dani Alves is apparently in the process of accepting an offer from Brazilan club Sao Paulo.

According to Goal.com, he had no European offers to even consider.

Sao Paulo has offered 36-year-old right back a three-year deal to come home.

A free agent after running down his contract at PSG, he was perhaps looking for one last challenge.

There were rumours of a reunion with Pep Guardiola at City and  Inter Milan. None of which came to fruition.

The former Barcelona legend amassed 40 career trophies and an amazing 22 trophies in spent eight years with the Catalan club. He made a total of 247 appearances for them.

Alves started his career at Bahia. He then spent six years at Sevilla, before he made the move to Barcelona in 2008.

He most recently has completed short stints at Juventus and PSG.

The Brazilian international, captained his national team to Copa America glory this summer. He was also awarded the Player of the Tournament award.

He has represented his country 114 times.

The player, currently on holiday in his native Brazil. He expected to put pen to paper and make the deal official in the next few days.

It is believed a verbal agreement of all the terms has already been made.

The deal apparently took so long come about, because Sao Paulo said they never felt they:

“never had a chance on meeting his wage demands.”

It was considered an “Unviable prospect.”

Then the call came from home. The opportunity to play for the team Alves followed as a boy growing up in Brazil key to the deal.