Abidal: Alves offered to donate part of his liver

The France international was diagnosed with a tumour on his liver in March 2011 and, though that was successfully removed by doctors, the Frenchman required a transplant a year later.

And he has now explained that Alves, who wears Abidal's shirt number for Barcelona this season following his friend's close-season departure, was prepared to make a sizeable sacrifice upon hearing the news.

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