Watford’s chase for Palmeiras midfielder Danilo has been going on for a while now.

Last summer, a couple of reports from Brazil claimed the Hornets had already placed a €12m bid for the player.

Then last month, with Palmeiras president Leila Pereira claiming Danilo would not leave the club this year, it was pointed out Watford had been ‘ready’ to make a new attempt, and were ‘discouraged’ from doing so.

Goal Brasil features a piece claiming AC Milan joined the race for the midfielder, as the Rossoneri monitor his situation and plan to have a meeting with his staff.

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So when speaking of other clubs interested in Danilo, Goal Brasil says Palmeiras’ stance encouraged some to ‘back off’. It’s said Watford were ready to spend €15m on the signing, and the Brazilian side considered the amount to be ‘low’.

The player is protected by a €100m release clause, which is obviously way above what he’s really worth. Given Leila Pereira claimed he would not be sold, it seems that only a very convincing offer would make her change the stance.