Man Utd news: Jose Mourinho will not be signing PSG defender Dani Alves
Manchester United stalwart Valencia has struggled of late, leading to talk the Red Devils may be set to replace him when the transfer window reopens in the summer.
PSG defender Alves is out of contract and has previously expressed a desire to chance his arm in the Premier League.
But the Manchester Evening News say Manchester United will not be moving for Alves as they deem the Brazil international an unrealistic target.
Valencia was one of United’s best players as the club won the EFL Cup and Europa League last term.
However, the Ecuador international has struggled of late, turning in poor displays against Tottenham and Newcastle.
At the age of 32, the player’s best days appear to be behind him.
But United have little other choice but to play him, with Matteo Darmian out of favour and Tim Fosu-Mensah spending the season on loan at Crystal Palace.
Alves would be a stunning replacement.
The Brazilian is entering the twilight years of his career but has spent over a decade at the top of his game.
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Even at PSG, he has managed to keep Thomas Meunier out of the side.
Yet the MEN say United will not be launching a bid as Alves, Joshua Kimmich and Dani Carvajal are all out of reach.
United supposedly were interested in signing Seamus Coleman during Louis van Gaal’s time at the helm.
But Coleman has spent the past year on the sidelines and may be deemed too high-risk.