Arsenal have been handed a big boost in their potential pursuit of Porto midfielder, Danilo Pereira, with the Portuguese giants apparently willing to concede the player will move on this summer.
That is, according to Portuguese publication Record, who claim that Porto have come to accept the 28-year-old will be on his way this summer.
Mikel Arteta’s side have been credited with an interest in Danilo in the last few days. ESPN claimed just a few days ago that Arsenal had registered an interest in the midfielder.
It is expected that Danilo could be available for less than £20m as Porto struggle to balance the books in line with FFP regulations. This, despite him having a release clause within his current contract of over £50m.
News, then, that Porto are accepting of their man moving, will be a big boost for the Gunners.
In a week that has seen Matteo Guendouzi hit the headlines and his Arsenal career look to be in tatters, the emergence of an experienced replacement in Danilo is good news for the club.
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In a summer so far where almost every deal seems to be out of reach for Arsenal financially, this is some good news and a deal they surely have to pursue.
Danilo is exactly what they need in the middle of the park. If Guendouzi leaves and Granit Xhaka continues to plod along as he has done in recent times, then the 28-year-old could be perfect.
A regular this season for Porto, he’s made 33 appearances in all competitions and is seen as one of the more consistent performers within the Porto ranks.