According to reports in Spain Chelsea and Milan have both lodged offers for Sevilla’s Daniel Alves, but it is claimed Real Madrid remain favourites to sign the Brazilian.

Milan and Chelsea are understood to have tabled bids but the offer from the English club is bigger at €24million, with the Italians tabling a €20million bid.

Real are yet to make a concrete bid – but it seems that they may tempt Sevilla with a number of players on loan, including former Sevilla striker Julio Baptista, who spent last season on loan at Arsenal.