Alves rejects criticism on Neymar

Paris Saint-Germain right-back Dani Alves has hit out at claims he is a protagonist in trying to convince Neymar to leave Barcelona.

The experienced Brazilian moved to the Parc des Princes this summer a year after leaving the Camp Nou with reports in Spain claiming he was angling for the 25-year-old to join him in Paris.

Alves responded to a post from Spanish media outlet Onda Cero which claimed he and Lionel Messi were both attempting to convince Neymar upon where his future should be.

“Lies,” responded the former Barca full-back.

“I am not trying to convince anybody of anything. When I speak with him, we talk about everything but football. If he is happy, I am happy.”