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Arsenal are interested in signing £18 million-rated Porto midfielder Danilo Pereira this summer with ESPN reporting that the 2016 European champion has been watched by the Gunners since the Arsene Wenger days.

It’s been a while since this 28-year-old enforcer was linked with a move to the Premier League.

But with The Gunners under pressure to rebuild Mikel Arteta’s ailing squad on a limited budget, it seems that the London giants are about to go back in for a player they were linked heavily with all the way back in 2017.

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Arsenal sent scouts to watch Danilo in action three years ago, shortly after his all-action, ball-winning ferocity helped Portugal stun France at their very own European Championships (Sun).

And, given that the 37-cap international, is set to be sold for a around a third of his £55 million release clause this summer, it is no real surprise that the Gunners could be about to come calling once again.

Danilo might not be a bonafide game-changing talent a la Thomas Partey but he would cost far, far less than the Atletico Madrid powerhouse.

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But while Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool was more than happy to wait for his top talents, overlooking a whole host of alternative options when deals for Mo Salah and Virgil van Dijk looked set to collapse, Arsenal are not exactly in a position to be so picky.

Danilo earns almost £50k-a-week at Porto – one seventh of the wages Arsenal pay to Mesut Ozil.

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