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Arsenal preparing move for Palmeiras midfielder Danilo

It’s no secret that Arsenal are interested in Danilo. But who isn’t?

According to multiple reports emanating from England, Arsenal are preparing move for Palmeiras midfielder Danilo.

The Brazil international joined Palmeiras from PFC Cajazeiras for a fee in the region of 100,000 euros in October 2020. His current deal runs out in the winter of 2026.

In 128 appearances for Palmeiras, Danilo has managed to score 12 goals, and create 9 goals for his teammates.


The 21-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in Brazil.

His impressive performances this season have apparently caught the eye of some of Europe’s big clubs.

Arsenal have earmarked Palmeiras midfielder Danilo as their target, with Mikel Arteta being a ‘huge admirer’ of the player.


The Gunners will have funds to spend in the market and it will be interesting to see how they approach the winter transfer window.

The former Cajazeiras man will offer the Arsenal boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections.

According to the report, “The Palmeiras star has been on Arsenal’s watch-list for several weeks now and they considered a summer move. However, they put that on hold as they pursued other targets in the meantime. However, it’s now claimed they will push through a deal in January. Arsenal failed with two bids to sign him in the summer, the second for a fee of around £20m. Danilo, a tough-tackling midfielder, has an exit clause worth £85.8m. But the feeling is that Palmeiras will sell for far lower. And the Daily Express claims the Brazilian side will be far more receptive to a sale in January if Arsenal can up their offer.”

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Arsenal have to fork out a huge transfer fee if they are genuinely interested in the Brazil international.

Palmeiras would be wise to keep the Brazil international, but if they do let him go expect it to be for a hefty sum.

Good signing for Arsenal?

Nevertheless, Danilo stands as an excellent option for Arsenal.

Danilo has all the skillset required to be a success story at Arsenal. Therefore, it makes sense for Arteta to step up his attempts to bring the Brazil midfielder to Premier League side.

It will be interesting to see whether Arsenal will make their move during the winter transfer window.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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