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£21.9m Real Madrid full-back Danilo moves a step closer to Premier League move

Danilo reportedly keen to work with Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge but Pep Guardiola is also in need of full-back and Juventus are also keen

MANCHESTER CITY have joined Chelsea in the chase for £21.9million-rated Real Madrid full-back Danilo.

But according to reports, the Brazilian fancies working with Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge.

Danilo is open to leave Real Madrid for around £22million after winning the Champions League with the team last season

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Danilo is open to leave Real Madrid for around £22million after winning the Champions League with the team last season

Danilo in action for Real Madrid

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Danilo in action for Real Madrid

Conte is keen for reinforcements in his squad with Champions League football on the fixture list in West London next season.


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And the 26-year-old would immediately strengthen his squad, especially after losing out in a different area of the pitch – namely in the centre forward area.

Manchester United pipped Chelsea to the signing of Romelu Lukaku and Conte would be loathe to lose out once again to a Premier League rival with Danilo.

Juventus remain interested in the former Porto flier after Dani Alves left – initially for Manchester City – before signing for Paris Saint-Germain.

And that left Man City without a right back, but Pep Guardiola managed to sign Kyle Walker from Tottenham for £50million.

According to the Sunday Times, the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager has demanded a host of new full-backs at the Eithad from his board.

Danilo has been at Real Madrid since leaving Porto in 2015

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Danilo has been at Real Madrid since leaving Porto in 2015

According to reports, Danilo is interested in working with Antonio Conte

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According to reports, Danilo is interested in working with Antonio Conte

Pep Guardiola has set his sights on signing a raft of new full-backs

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Pep Guardiola has set his sights on signing a raft of new full-backs

And there are concerns they have too little cover in the wide areas of defence, after Guardiola let Gael Clichy, Bacaray Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta leave.

But according to Diario Gol, Danilo fancies working with Conte, who brilliantly won the Premier League with an unfancied Blues squad last term.

Chelsea are also reportedly interested in signing Gonzalo Higuain for £88m or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for £65m.


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