The Porto-based right-back has seen his stock rise this season, and a host of clubs are said to be keen on the Brazilian defender.
A 23-year-old full-back, AS references interest from Madrid and Liverpool, whilst the Red Devils were name-checked in an A Bola report. With his contract expiring at the end of next season, and Danilo pushing for a move, it looks likely that Porto will allow him to leave this summer to ensure they receive a transfer fee rather than lose him for free.
The A Bola report claims that United have an advantage in the race for his signature as they are willing to match the €50 million release clause in his contract. Porto are said to want that fee to sell him, leaving United ahead of their other rivals.
However, Danilo himself has handed the advantage to a different team, with Marca reporting that he has told Madrid that he favours a move to the Santiago Bernabeu above all others. It is stated that “the Brazilian has already made known to the white club [Madrid] that his desire is to become a Real Madrid player from June 30.”
The report also clears up the ongoing talks between the two clubs, confirming that Los Blancos have held discussions with Danilo, as well as negotiating with Porto ahead of a possible transfer. Although his release clause is the €50 million mentioned above, Marca believe that Madrid will be able to lower the fee to roughly €25 million.
United would do well to secure the signing of Danilo, with the full-back representing a long-term investment in a position that needs strengthening at Old Trafford. However, Madrid are a club that few can turn down, and it appears as if the 23-year-old is set to transfer to La Liga in the summer.