Arsenal saw a deadline day move for Palmeiras midfielder Danilo rejected by the Brazilian club, who are refusing to sell him until 2023.

That’s according to journalist Jorge Nicola, who provides insight into Arsenal’s late move for the youngster today.

The Gunners have long been linked with the 21-year-old Brazilian midfielder, who has been starring for Palmeiras since joining the club in 2020.

Indeed, just last week we covered a report that stated Arsenal had already made several bids to try and sign him but found no joy, so had decided to try and work on their relationship with the Palmeiras leadership to get to the front of the queue for his signature.

This followed several reports about a potential bid of €25m, and explanations how Palmeiras didn’t want to sell and were standing by that stance.

Now Nicola has provided some insight into a last-minute effort for him, which was also swiftly rejected.

“Arsenal, a club from England that has Edu Gaspar as director of football, tried to sign midfielder Danilo,” he told his YouTube channel.

“This information was confided to me by a person very close to Danilo after I published a video on Monday in which I explained the big clubs in European football have been following him since the turn of the year.

“According to this trusted source, Palmeiras received an official proposal of €25m from England on the last day of the registration window.

“That offer is equivalent to 126m reals but Leila Pereira, president of Palmeiras, has already made it clear she would not sell Danilo under any circumstances.

“Not in 2022, maybe in 2023, and that is why the market is so agitated with the possibility of buying him from January.

“The good news for Alviverde fans is that the player, who was bought for 1m reals is today valued at €30m, or 152m reals, a profit of 151m reals.

“Verdão owns 80% of the economic rights and the other 20 are still linked to Cajazeiras. Palmeiras recently tried to acquire a greater percentage but did not succeed. The team from Bahia is very interested today in the possibility of a future sale.”