Sevilla's Alves to come to Anfield
In fact, coach Rafa Benitez is a long-term admirer of the Sevilla wide man from his own time in Spain and it would now appear after a prolonged period of negotiation, an accord is close to being struck.
We must mention that Alves has made no secret of his desire to make the switch to Merseyside but thus far the two teams have been unable to concur on a fee, with Sevilla clearly reluctant to lose one of their main assets for anything less than a top fee.
It does, though, now look likely that Sevilla will agree to Alves' desire for a move to The Premier League, with a figure of £10 million mooted as the price set.
"I can say taht the negotiations are very advanced but it is impossible to close the subject this week," confirmed Alaves' agent, Jose Rodriguez Baster.
"I expect the solution in two ore three days because the difference in money is very little."
It is expected that if, and when, the player Alves puts pen-to-paper on a contract then it will run until 2011.