Barcelona and Brazil defender Dani Alves says he will be playing in England next season.

The 31-year-old did not specify which Premier League club he hopes to join, nor why he wants to leave the Nou Camp.

Both Manchester United and Chelsea have made enquiries for the marauding full back earlier this year.

Brazilian newspaper O Globo quoted Alves as saying: “I am moving to England next year.

“I am going to play in the cradle of football. This will be my last year at Barcelona.”

The paper said Alves is planning to leave the Spanish club at the end of the 2014-15 season.

The Brazilian defender began his professional career with Bahia before moving to Spain to join Sevilla, where he won the UEFA Cup.

His eye-catching performances earned a move to Barcelona, where he has established himself as one the modern era’s great attacking full-backs.

Since his move to the Nou Camp in 2008, Barcelona have won four La Liga titles, the Copa Del Rey twice, the Club World Cup twice and the Champions League twice.