DANI Alves says his “heart is happy” at Barcelona, though he concedes his long-term future is ultimately not only down to him.
With his contract due to expire this summer, the Brazilian has been linked with a number of Europe’s top clubs, including Manchester United, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain.
The 31-year-old feels settled with his family in Catalunya and would be keen to sign a new deal at Camp Nou, though a potential sticking point over the length of the contract remains.
Dani Alves himself has now admitted he is happy to stay at the club and has not agreed any potential move elsewhere – though he accepts the club will have the final say on his future.
He told Globoesporte : “My heart is happy where I am, with what I have and the colours I defend. It’s not up to me how long I’ll be here.
“I’ll fulfil my part because I have the same desire I had when I came to Barcelona. I have no pre-contract with anyone.
“I’ve decided to live in the moment and the moment is now. There are three competitions this season. I want to end my contract with titles, so I finish with a good taste in my mouth. Whatever comes next, I’ll accept.”
Dani Alves also admits the Barcelona dressing room can often be a scene of conflict, but he insists that is to be expected in a competitive environment.
“It’s inevitable,” he said. “Life in the dressing room is worse than a family.
“We live more with our team-mates than our own family. With family, blood of your blood, you have problems. Imagine what it’s like in a locker room.
“These problems are inevitable. But they are problems because we are competitive and we want to win. When you want to win, you are doomed to suffer conflicts.