Chelsea hopeful on Danilo move

Chelsea are favourites to land Real Madrid full-back Danilo this summer although any deal looks set to cost in the region of €35m, say reports in Spain.

According to Marca, the English Premier League champions are keen to continue strengthening their squad after the signing of Roma defender Antonio Rudiger.

The 25-year-old is reportedly viewed by Antonio Conte as an ideal candidate for the right wing-back role in his 3-4-3 formation – which would somewhat alleviate doubts about his defensive capabilities.

Despite featuring 68 times across all competitions in two seasons at the Bernabeu following his €30m switch from Porto, the Brazilian has failed to impress many onlookers at the club.

Juventus have reportedly given up their pursuit of the defender, instead shifting their focus to the more cost-effective option of Valencia’s Joao Cancelo.

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