Why don’t Arsenal join the race for Danilo? We still need another midfielder…

If Arsenal wants to strengthen their engine room this winter, they may need to get their act together. Last summer, it was reported that they made a £20 million bid for Palmeiras midfielder Danilo.

That bid was unsuccessful, but it gave us the impression that the Gunners will revisit the transfer this winter. Yes, there have been reports that they are interested in Danilo, but it appears that they are not moving as quickly as they should, given that they risk losing him to Premier League rivals Nottingham Forest.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Forest is so serious about signing Danilo that they are in serious talks with Palmeiras to finalize the deal.

“Nottingham Forest are pushing to get Danilo deal done with Palmeiras. Talks ongoing also during the night to find full agreement – Nottingham did their best,” said Romano on Twitter.

“Final fee discussed close to €20m — AS Monaco in the race too but NFFC working hard to get it sealed.”

If Arteta was ever serious about bringing Danilo on board, now is the time to act. He must instruct Edu to use his Brazilian contacts to hijack Forest’s deal in order to sign Danilo.

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10 Comments

  1. Arteta was probably never interested in bringing Danilo in, it was only the constant rumours on here that got everybody believing he was interested in him. We can discount 99% of the players that JA have rumours about us being interested in as just that, rumours.

  2. Possible Edu wanted him but Arteta don’t.
    Arteta has to agree on any player probably said no to Edu on this one

  3. We need a DM that can compete, not another project player a couple years from making a real impact in the squad.

    Maybe the Declan Rice rumors have legs, and the plan is to bring him in this Summer. Between Danilo and Rice it is really no contest on who is the better fit for Arsenal.

    Let’s wait and see how things develop and what Arteta has planned for Summer transfers.

  4. Arsenal need someone transformative in that area who will battle Partey for starts. So that’s why we are not in for Danilo.

  5. If the Rice rumours are true then for sure no point bringing in Danilo. Rice could compete with both Xhaka and Partey

  6. Surely the gaffer has to have a Trump card up his sleeves, the kid is coming to the premier league, and he is just not another Douglass Luiz. this kid is more advanced at 21 than Gumaries at the same age that is now at Newcastle

    He will excel, the ideal scenario would have been to buy Danilo and allow him a year of premier league game at Forest.

    The gaffer is not known to showing his hands, so a powerful midfielder ready made for the league is surely must be his trump card

  7. Reports that we are sniffing around Rice, and possibly Bellingham maybe why !!

    Maybe that is why we do not seem to be chasing Danilo.

    If we are ever going to get players like the above pair, then we will HAVE TO go for it now!!!

    With rumours of Qatar trying to buy into Spurs, we could well be on the outside looking in by the start of next season.

  8. I honestly don’t think we are looking at signing a DM whilst Elneny is still here to step in for Partey. However I could see us bringing in a CM to replace Lokonga in the squad who is not convincing at all.

  9. danilo palmeries team mate scarpa signed for forest 2 weeks ago so i expect that is a big reason he is signing for them he is still very young and signing for a manager like cooper is a good move for him i can see this lad moving on in a couple of years for 50m+ plus easily

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