LaLiga: Dani Alves set for shock return to Barcelona, to become lowest-paid player

Dani Alves is set for a stunning return to Barcelona, according to Diario Sport.

The 38-year-old will be presented as the LaLiga club’s new signing next week if the final meetings go well.

Alves had offered his services to Barca as a free agent but the club had initially rejected the chance to re-sign the Brazil international.

However, new manager Xavi Hernandes has now backed Alves’ return.

It would mark a sensational return for the defender, who left the Nou Camp five years ago.

He was Pep Guardiola’s first big signing in 2008 when he was 25.

It is understood that Alves has told Barcelona he is well aware of the problems the club has with their salary cap and is ready to be the lowest earner in the first-team squad.