Arsenal could face competition from Barcelona for Porto midfielder Danilo Pereira, according to latest reports from Spain.
Arsenal were reported to be interested in him during the summer. Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain were also thought to be looking at him.
Now according to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona had scouts at Portugal’s 2-0 win over Andorra to watch the defensive midfielder in action. The 26-year-old has earned 23 caps for Portugal after making the step-up to Porto.
He started his career with Estoril before moving to Parma in Italy. There, he spent several years on loan with the likes of Aris Saloniki and Roda JC before moving on a free transfer to Maritimo.
It was there that he got regular first-team action and impressed to the extent that Porto signed him in 2015. Normally a defensive midfielder, Danilo can also play as a central defender.
Arsenal may be looking to strengthen their depth in midfield and defence, the latter especially given their injury problems of late. Danilo would seem like a good fit, in my opinion.
However, Porto tend to be difficult to negotiate with and will likely demand a high price, especially if so many big clubs are interested in him.