Palmeiras have set their asking price for Brazilian midfielder Danilo, amid reported interest from Arsenal for a January transfer.
ESPN Brasil report that Palmeiras are open to negotiating Danilo’s departure if they receive an offer of €20m (£17.4m). There are reportedly no offers on the table at the moment, but Arsenal remain interested after their summer move for the player.
As well as Arsenal, ESPN report that Ajax and AS Monaco are in the mix for the signing.
The Telegraph recently reported that Arsenal will back Mikel Arteta in January, with reports that he’s looked at potential central midfield additions.
The same outlet added that Palmeiras’ Danilo has been considered for that midfield position, and Ryan Taylor of the Express reported that Arsenal are serious about signing the Brazilian after extensive scouting – with Edu driving the interest.
Jorge Nicola previously claimed Arsenal made a formal bid to try and sign Danilo in the summer window. Palmeiras reportedly received an official bid of €25m (£21.8m) on transfer deadline day, which was rejected.
At the time, Palmeiras president Leila Pereira was clear that they wouldn’t sell the player under any circumstances. They wanted to keep him around for their Copa Libertadores campaign.
With that campaign now over, the club are more open to letting Danilo go, raising the possibility of Arsenal returning for him in January. Perhaps even at a lower price than they previously bid for him.