Alves still has one year left on his contract and City have been told a bid of around £5m would be sufficient to persuade the Turin club to sell the 34-year-old.
And Alves could quit Juve after just one season despite reaching the Champions League final.
Alves, 34, is in the final year of a two-year contract with Juventus and could be available for as little as £5 million.
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That has led Guardiola to turn his attention to Alves.
Yes, while in Sevilla he would have been geographically closer to Manchester than he was to the Spanish city when he was in Brazil, the two clubs never crossed paths.
Alves has enjoyed a glittering career, winning the Champions League three times, La Liga on six occasions and now Serie A as well.
And ahead of the game, the four time Champions League victor stirred the pot a little bit when he admitted he only found out about City's existence when they were taken over by Abu Dhabi United Group, in 2009.