Manchester City are looking to sign Barcelona defender Dani Alves with a £15m swoop in this summer’s transfer window, Mirror reports.

The Catalan club could sell their Brazilian star to help fund the £500m cost of remodeling the Nou Camp.

And the Citizens are hoping to land the former Sevilla man at a cut-price of £15m, although it is reported that Alves has a buy-out clause of £30m in his contract.

But according to The Sun, they are only in need of £15m, which is sufficient in aiding their cause to remodel their stadium.

The move would also give Argentinian right back Pablo Zabaleta stiff competition for the starting berth.

Dani Alves moved to Barcelona in a £23m deal in 2008, winning four La Liga titles as well as two UEFA Champions League trophies.

He has also represented the Brazilian national side 72 times, scoring five goals.