As Chelsea ramp up their transfer efforts as the season draws ever closer, Spanish newspaper Marca claims that the Blues could be considering a move for Real Madrid right-back Danilo.
Juventus are also said to be interested in the Brazilian, who joined the European champions from Porto only two years ago, but neither club has submitted a formal offer yet.
What would he bring to Stamford Bridge?
A right-back with bags of pace who loves to get down the wing whenever possible, Danilo would be an ideal choice to fill in as a wing-back at Stamford Bridge. With more defensive experience than current first choice Victor Moses, he could provide a more solid and reliable option.
He is equally as adept going forwards and would even give Moses a run for his money. With pace and intelligence with his movement, Danilo can get beyond his opposite number and look to set up attacks with ease.
The biggest question marks on the 25-year-old surround his defensive capabilities. Prone to sloppy errors, through a lack of concentration and inconsistency, he has at times become a scapegoat for any defensive mistake at the back for Zinedine Zidane’s side.
Is a move likely?
Madrid paid almost £27 million to sign him in 2015 and are unlikely to accept a huge loss on their man. However, they will be fully aware that they’d do well to get anywhere near that figure. It could mean that negotiations drag out over a long time as they try to get a better price, but they are likely to be open to selling.
Danilo has never been first choice at the Bernabeu, with Dani Carvajal streets ahead of him, and with Nacho and returning loanee Jesus Vallejo able to deputise should the Spanish international be unavailable, they may be tempted to cash in.
To date, the full-back has been keen to prove himself in the Spanish capital, but interest from two European giants offering regular first team football could be enough to persuade him to move on.