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Brazil back Daniel Alves hopes to stay at Barcelona despite no contract offer from club

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BARCELONA, Spain — Brazil defender Daniel Alves says he wants to stay at Barcelona even though the Spanish champions haven't yet offered him a contract extension.

PHOTO: FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, celebrates after scoring a penalty with teammates Neymar, right, and Daniel Alves, center, during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against Espanyol at Cornella-El Prat stadium in Cornella Llobregat, Spain, Saturday, March 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, celebrates after scoring a penalty with teammates Neymar, right, and Daniel Alves, center, during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against Espanyol at Cornella-El Prat stadium in Cornella Llobregat, Spain, Saturday, March 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

The 30-year-old Alves is out of contract after this season.

Alves says he is happy at Barcelona but "a club is like a business and when a business doubts how it's working, it's normal to look for alternatives."

Barcelona has won 14 trophies — including two Champions League titles — since Alves' 30 million euros (then $46 million) transfer from Sevilla before the start of the 2008-09 season.

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