Although he was tempted by City’s offer, Alves, who was released by Juventus last week, admitted the draw of the French capital was too strong.
“There was not only interest from Manchester City but from other English clubs,” he said at his unveiling, in quotes carried by L’Equipe.
“I have often said the Premier League intrigues me a lot and there is a very interesting project there, too. I did speak with City officials.
“But I have friends here (in Paris) and my wife loves this city. I was a little bit selfish when I went to Juve, I didn’t listen to my wife or friends. This time, I tried to be less selfish and to please everyone.
“I believe in happiness – that’s why I made the decision to come here. If Guardiola feels wronged, I apologise.”