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Juventus want to replace Dani Alves with… ‘the new Dani Alves’ 

Alves is seemingly on his way to the Premier League, which means Juventus need a new right-back

If you’re Brazilian and play at right-back, the chances are you’re going to be compared to Dani Alves. 

Which is pretty daunting, when you think about it.

Big shoes to fill

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Big shoes to fill

And the comparisons could get very real for Danilo next season, with Juventus reportedly chasing the Real Madrid benchwarmer as a replacement for the seemingly Premier League bound Alves.

That’s according to Spanish radio station Cadena SERwho say Juve may have to fork out around €30million for the 25-year-old – which is roughly the same amount Madrid paid Porto for him two seasons ago.

For what it’s worth, the Italian giants would prefer to initially sign the player on loan, with an option to buy him the following year.

As you can probably guess, the two sides are locked in fierce negotiations.

On his way out?

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On his way out?

The option to leave Madrid this summer may be an attractive one for Danilo who’s cut a pretty frustrated figure at the club recently, with the brilliant Dani Carvajal ahead of him in the starting places.

Despite stating in a recent interview with a Brazilian TV that he wants to remain at the Bernabeu and fight for his place in the team, the prospect of regular first-team football in Turin may be very tempting.

Special one’s favourite

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Special one’s favourite

If Juve can’t strike a deal for Danilo, then Manchester United fullback Matteo Darmian is considered another option.

There’s certainly no comparisons with Alves there.

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