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‘On his radar’: Edu could move early to sign £20m ‘complete’ player for Arsenal very soon - journalist
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‘On his radar’: Edu could move early to sign £20m ‘complete’ player for Arsenal very soon - journalist

Arsenal sporting director Edu will spend the majority of the World Cup assessing the Gunners options in the January transfer window.

It’s vital that Arsenal make the right decisions in the transfer window to continue their fine start to the season.

A report from journalist Dean Jones, via Give Me Sport, suggests the club want to make an early move in the window.

One of the key positions that Arsenal looked to strengthen in the summer was in midfield.

The Gunners made a late move for Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz, but they couldn’t get a deal over the line.

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However, Jones now thinks that Edu wants to sign Brazilian Danilo after they narrowly missed out on the 21-year-old in the summer.

Danilo has enjoyed his time in Palmeiras since he was linked with a move to north London.

He helped his side with the Brazilian top-flight title this season, losing just three games in the process.

It may be the perfect way for Danilo to end his time at Palmeiras, with Arsenal now looking to swoop in.

Edu wants to sign Danilo in January

Speaking to Give Me Sport, Jones was asked about whether Arsenal may make a move for Danilo in the next transfer window.

“It definitely is an option, he’s in the position that they’ve been looking for some time too, in case they do have any more problems in the DM area in the second half of the season,” Jones said.

“Edu’s had him on his radar for the past year, so it won’t surprise me at all if they do go and try to get that one done now.”

The ‘complete’ midfielder could end up being the perfect back-up to Thomas Partey in midfield.

Valued at £20m, the sooner Arsenal can make a move happen, the faster he can be ready to help with Arsenal’s intense fixture schedule.

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Mohamed Elneny and Albert Sambi Lokonga are currently Partey’s back-ups, but represent a significant drop in quality.

Danilo would seriously challenge the Ghanaian, and now has some title winning experience that might be useful in the coming months.

Edu is eyeing a quick move to sign Danilo in January, and given his track record with Brazilian players, Arsenal need to back him soon to get the deal done.

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