Barcelona confirm sensational Dani Alves return

 The veteran Brazilian defender, who had been passed on at one stage, is now preparing to make a sensational return to Camp Nou

Barcelona have confirmed the return of veteran full-back Dani Alves after performing a U-turn regarding his signing.

GOAL reported that a deal for the veteran defender was close despite it appearing at one stage as though the prospect of bringing the 38-year-old back to the Blaugrana would be passed up.

But new head coach Xavi has pushed the club to bring back his former team-mate and an agreement in principle was announced on Friday.