Arsenal have emerged as a contender to sign Palmeiras’ Danilo. The 20-year-old initially joined the Brazilian side’s youth team on loan from PFC Cajazeiras in 2018 and his stay there was made permanent in 2020.

Operating mainly as a defensive midfielder, the player has made 93 appearances in all competitions during which he’s managed six goals and five assists.

He has featured 10 times this season and one of them came against Chelsea in the FIFA Club World Cup final last month.

According to, Juventus and AC Milan have been monitoring the Brazilian’s profile since last year.

He signed a new deal with the South American side a month ago and his contract now expires in 2026. Palmeiras don’t intend to drop the asking price below €15-16m for Danilo to leave the club.

This figure doesn’t frighten suitors in Europe, which also includes the Gunners. The report says there is no confirmation of ‘concrete negotiations’ with Italian sides, but the same cannot be said for clubs outside Serie A.

It’s said ‘there are concrete steps to be taken’ from England and Portugal as Danilo’s suitors, Arsenal and Benfica, are ‘vigilant’ of his situation. With Mikel Arteta’s side in the picture to sign the South American, they now know the fee needed to convince Palmeiras for the transfer.