Barcelona full-back Dani Alves could yet remain at the Camp Nou beyond the end of the season.
The Brazilian has been at the Catalan giants since the summer of 2008, making over 250 appearances for the club.
The 31-year-old has also won numerous titles during his spell with the Blaugrana – including four La Liga successes and two Champions League crowns.
However, Alves’ future at the Camp Nou remains uncertain as his contract comes to an end this summer, while the former Sevilla player has been linked with the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool in recent months.
One man who believes the right back wants to remain at Camp Nou is Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu, who is also keen to keep the Brazil international at the club for at least another season.
He said: “He is an important player who contributes a lot. I hope he renews. We have asked him to and we’re discussing it. I know he’d like to stay and Barca want him to stay.”
Alves has been a regular for Luis Enrique’s side this term, amassing 40 appearances in all competitions, as Barca continue to chase an unprecedented treble.
The Blaugrana take on Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final clash at the Camp Nou on Wednesday and the Spanish side are currently the 1.70 favourites to secure the initiative in the tie by winning the first leg, with Bavarians on offer at 5.00 and the draw available at 3.80.