23-year old right-back Danilo is said to have caught the fancy of Real Madrid. It is believed that Real Madrid are impressed with the young Brazilian and have sent scouts to Portugal to observe his progress.
Danilo’s contract with FC Porto comes to an end in 2016. While Porto will try their best to convince the youngster to extend his contract, Spanish daily Marca suggests that Danilo has decided against it. The full-back is believed to be eyeing a summer exit to a bigger club.
FC Porto’s past dealings suggest that acquiring Danilo will not be an easy task for Real Madrid. Porto will try their best to squeeze every penny they can from Florentino Perez. The figure that might convince Porto into selling is believed to be upwards of €20 million. Porto are one of the best negotiators when it comes to garnering the right price while selling their players.
FC Porto president Pinto da Costa had said in the past: “When I say I’ll only sell for €30m, everybody knows that he isn’t leaving for less than that. I won’t sell him for €29,999,999. That’s what I said when Pepe joined Real Madrid”.
However, Danilo’s contract situation works in the favour of Real Madrid. The Brazilian’s contract comes to an end in 2016 and if Porto fail to convince the defender to extend his stay, they will be eager to sell in the summer window of 2015 for a modest price.
Meanwhile, former Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata has been recently linked with a return to the Spanish capital.
However, Morata’s agent Juanma Lopez has cleared the air and confirmed that the Spain international is content in Italy playing for Juventus. Lopez insists that the forward is not thinking of a return to Madrid and he only has Juventus on his mind.
“All I can say about it at this moment is that Alvaro is happy at Juventus and is only thinking about Juventus,” the striker’s agent told Calciomercato.
“Madrid are keeping a close eye on his development, but he is only thinking about Juventus.”
Morata left Real Madrid to join Juventus in the 2014 summer transfer window in search of regular first-team action. Nevertheless, Real Madrid included a buy-back clause in the deal, which allows the European champions an option to buy back Morata for a set fee of €30 million at the end of the 2015-16 or 2016-17 campaign.
Alvaro Morata has netted five goals in 17 Serie A appearances so far this season.