While no official statement has been made regarding the Brazilian's destination, Goal revealed on Monday that the full-back is set to join Juventus on a two-year deal.
And Fernandez told a press conference that the Brazil international has chosen to exercise his option to leave for free this summer after helping Barca to a Liga and Copa del Rey double.
"Dani Alves has decided to leave. It's a personal decision that we respect," he said.
"I don't like that Alves is leaving, he's an extraordinary player and is very loved, but it's his decision and we must respect it."
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"At right-back we have confidence in Aleix Vidal, he was signed for that reason. We also have Sergi Roberto."