Arsenal have made a €20m bid for Palmeiras midfielder Danilo as they look for a replacement for Thomas Partey.

That’s according to R7 in Brazil, who say the Gunners have moved to sign the 20-year-old midfielder as Partey has travelled to the African Cup of Nations.

The website explains that Danilo has ‘received a proposal’ from Arsenal to join them this month, while the Gunners have also made a bid to his club.

That bid is valued at around R$160m, or €20m in cash, plus another €5m for ‘goals achieved’. What those goals are, isn’t mentioned.

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They are ‘willing to pay’ to sign the midfielder this month, although they will need to convince his club into a sale.

Palmeiras ‘does not think’ about selling him before the summer, and with the player locked into a deal until 2025 that includes a termination clause of R$660m, they have no need to do so.

The player also has a good relationship with manager Abel Ferreira and the board, so it will therefore take him putting in a transfer request to make the club change their plans.

Arsenal are keen, though, and it remains to be seen if offer is enough to turn Danilo’s head and push for a move to the Emirates.