Watford made a bid for Palmeiras midfielder Danilo, the Brazilian media reports.

The claims first came from outlet UOL, who said the Hornets submitted an offer of €12m for the player.

It’s explained that the numbers are being discussed between the clubs and the negotiations are ‘far from an ending’, as the South American champions are trying to make €15m with the sale.

However, journalist Jorge Nicola then comes with an update, and claims it won’t be easy for Watford to get the signing.

He first claims the offer from the Hornets has been confirmed by Danilo’s staff, as he’s represented by agent Giuliano Bertolucci, but the issue is that the bid has already been turned down by Palmeiras.

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The journalist then says the Brazilian club only want to open talks with a bid of over €15m, as the club must fight to find a good price since they only own 70% of the midfielder’s economic rights.

Jorge Nicola also points out that Danilo is currently protected by a release clause of €100m, with a contract running until 2025.

The 20-year-old is just another of Palmeiras’ young talents who are well protected by the club.