West Ham United have ‘probed the conditions’ to sign Palmeiras midfielder Danilo this month but are yet to make a bid for him.

That’s according to R7 in Brazil, who say the Hammers are keen on the 20-year-old alongside Arsenal.

The website explains that the Gunners have made a bid to sign Danilo as they look for a replacement for Thomas Partey, who has travelled to play in the African Cup of Nations.

They are not the only interested party in the Premier League, though, with West Ham also having ‘shown interest’ in the midfielder.

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Unlike their London rivals, they did not ‘stipulate values’ and only ‘probed the conditions’ for a potential transfer this month.

Arsenal have now taken a step to try and beat them to his signature, but both clubs will need to work hard to convince Palmeiras into a sale.

Despite the ‘attacks’ from West Ham and the Gunners, they ‘do not think’ of a sale before the summer.

They’re protected by the fact Danilo is locked into a contract until 2025, and that deal also includes a release clause worth R$660m, around £86m.

Furthermore, the player has a good relationship with manager Abel Ferreira and the board, so there are no problems there.

Only a ‘request’ from the player himself could make them change their plans, but the interest from West Ham is there nonetheless.