The Premier League champions Chelsea are supposed to be very close to sealing a deal to land the Real Madrid outcast Danilo at Stamford Bridge for £28m.
The Real Madrid right-back was heavily linked with a move to the Serie A champions Juventus since the opening of the transfer window. But here the Champions of England seems to have won the race.
The Blues manager Antonio Conte has already had a bad experience till now since he has lost two of their main targets in the transfer window. He has lost his major target Romelu Lukaku to the rivals Manchester United and in addition, Alex Sandro has also been offered a new contract with his present club Juventus. But the Italian manager is now in the favourite position to have the possible new addition of the 25-year-old defender in his team.
Although Chelsea man-in-charge Antonio Conte is considered to have won the race to sign the Real Madrid man over his former club Juventus, the player must have to fight for his first team opportunities. The right-back has to compete with few of the in-form and effective Chelsea players including Cesar Azpilicueta, Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso who are very well fit in Conte’s vintage 3-4-3 formation.
The deal is supposed to be secured during Chelsea’s pre-season tour of Asia, starting from 22nd July. If the deal happens in very quick time, it will be a boost to The Blues manager Antonio Conte as he has successfully completed the signing of the German defender Antonio Rudiger from Roma for £35m and in addition to that Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is also on the verge of joining the English champions. The later is supposed to undergo a medical on tomorrow ahead of a £40m move to the Bridge.
Reportedly, Danilo has spent the past two seasons at Real Madrid following a move from the Portuguese giants F.C. Porto. But the player failed to become the first choice for the manager and he has managed to register only 41 appearances so far. So, it is certainly going to be another battle for the Brazilian to fight for his place in the starting XI at the blue side from the West London.