Porto right-back Danilo has put talks over a new contract at the club on hold amid reports of interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs, it has been reported.
The 23-year-old has a deal with Julen Lopetegui’s side until the summer of 2016 and the Portuguese club is keen to extend. But with the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Liverpool hovering, the player has delayed talks, according to A Bola.
The player currently has a 50 million euro release clause and Porto are prepared to lower that as part of a contract extension, the paper said.
But plans appear to be in place for a new challenge with some media reporting the player’s representatives have already been in Madrid to lay the groundwork for a move to the 10-time Champions League winners.
Earlier this month, Porto boss Lopetegui denied stories Danilo would be on the move any time soon.
“The reports that Danilo is leaving for Real Madrid are completely false. I don’t concern myself much with these types of reports, 99% of them are false and Porto knows how to handle these types of headlines. I’m completely indifferent about the Danilo rumours,” he told journalists when asked about the player’s future.