Dani Alves says Barcelona 'becoming too easy' ahead of summer move

Barcelona full-back Dani Alves has said he wants to seek new challenges, after life at the Nou Camp was becoming "too easy."

Alves, 33, played an instrumental part in another trophy-filled season for Barca, with the team winning the Copa del Rey, the Club World Cup and the La Liga title.

However, recent reports have linked the Brazilian with a move away from Barcelona, with Alves confirming he'd be moving to Juventus, despite the lack of official confirmation from the club.

Alves, who is in the United States playing for Brazil in the Copa America Centenario, walked those statements back somewhat following his team's 0-0 draw with Ecuador on Saturday night.

"What is certain is that I will not stay at Barcelona," Alves told Gazzetta dello Sport. "In life, we should explore options outside our comfort zone. Barcelona are an amazing club, but things were becoming too easy.

"I always have the desire for a new challenge. I hope that I can bring success like I did at Barcelona to another European club."