Catalan giants Barcelona have rejected the opportunity to sign ​Liverpool right-back Nathaniel Clyne, despite still needing a replacement for the departed Dani Alves, according to the ​Sunday Times.


Liverpool reportedly offered the 25-year old to Barcelona, only for Luis Enrique's side to reject a potential deal.

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Barcelona remain in hot pursuit of a new right-back after loyal servant Dani Alves left the club to join Serie A winners Juventus last month.


​Alves, 33, spent an illustrious eight-years at the Camp Nou, winning six La Liga titles and three Champions Leagues in the process.


The Brazilian international admitted that he came to Juventus to 'make history', claiming that he is confident Juve can win the Champions League after a 20-year win-less run.


“It’s a real honour to be here. I chose Juventus because the club has a great dream that I want to help make a reality. I know Juve have not won the Champions League for a long time and they want to combine their great domestic success with a European crown.” Alves told the ​Juventus official website.

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Initially, Barcelona had their sights set on Arsenal right-back​ ​Hector Bellerin, but Arsene Wenger responded by offering the pacy 21-year-old a ​newly-improved contract.


This turned their attention to Clyne, who had been offered by Liverpool ahead of a potential deal. However, Barcelona turned down the deal due to financial instability following ​Neymar's new bumper contract signing.


The Times report that due to Neymar's new deal, Luis Enrique's side lack flexibility in the transfer market and may be forced to turn to January signing Aleix Vidal for a full-time Dani Alves replacement.

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