Following recent reports of Arsenal’s interest in Palmeiras midfielder Danilo, outlet Lance comes up with an update on the situation today.
Their latest report claims the Gunners approached the player’s staff and are ‘prepared to make an offer’ for the 20-year-old.
It’s said the bid ‘could reach up to €25m’, and Arsenal’s offer ‘would even include a target plan (of bonuses) that could raise the value by another €5m’.
The negotiations, however, would only start once Palmeiras are ready to negotiate the player, and that isn’t the case just yet, because they are about to play the Club World Cup in February.
That’s a title they still don’t have and want to keep their strong squad to fight for it, meaning they’d only sell one of their stars after the tournament.
Then the offers ‘won’t be ignored’, although it still isn’t clear how much they’d ask for Danilo.
He’s undoubtedly one of their players with most potential, and currently protected by a release clause worth €100m.
Besides Arsenal, West Ham United are said to be interested in his signing as well.