It would appear that Real Madrid are not quite ready to agree a deal with Chelsea for Danilo just yet, as reported by Brazilian media on Tuesday. Instead, according to Spanish newspaper Marca, who tend to be the mouthpieces for Real more often than not, the Spanish championship are holding out for at least €35 million, which Chelsea have yet to meet.
The report does reassure that the Blues have already made a first approach and that a deal seems to be within reach, as long as Chelsea meet their demands of course. Real Madrid are under no pressure to sell, with plenty of options to replace their backup right back should he end up leaving, but not also entirely averse to him staying.
For Chelsea, reinforcement at wing-back should be a high-priority item and becoming increasingly more important now that we’re halfway through the summer and only one official signing has been made. Whether that’s Danilo, or his best friend Alex Sandro, or both, or neither, we’ll just have to wait and see. Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte seems to be pushing for both players, though Sandro has probably become highly unattainable now that Bonucci left Juventus.