Antonio Conte is decided to sign Danilo in this week and Chelsea are bidding for the Brazilian right back. Real Madrid are expecting at least €35M, but the London club is not willing to arrive to that number. In the meantime, Real Madrid are thinking in a possible replacement and they’ve spotted Thomas Meunier, currently playing at PSG.
Some weeks ago, we informed that Juventus were really interested in getting Danilo after the departure of Dani Alves. However, the Italian team offer was very low, so Florentino Pérez discarded the operation. At the same time, another team join the bid, Chelsea, because Antonio Conte was interested in getting him on board. The Italian manager wants to find a replacement for Victor Moses in his five-men defense.
At this point, Danilo is training with the rest of the men at UCLA, in California, but he’s waiting for news about his future. WIth Carvajal closing the road of the line-up, the former Porto player could be willing to leave the club, especially if Chelsea is his new destination.
Real Madrid would need to find a replacement if Danilo leaves. Real Sociedad player Odriozola was in the wishing list, but, according to MARCA, Thomas Meunier is also a target for Los Blancos. The Belgian right back plays for PSG, but the French club has just unveiled Dani Alves, who will be the owner of the right wing. For this reason, Meunier could be an easy target for Los Blancos. He’s only 26 years old and has a wide experience in a top flight club. Besides, he has great offensive skills, very important for a Real Madrid right back.
At the moment, Zinedine Zidane called Tejero and Achraf Hakimi in the list for the USA pre-tour. The manager wanted to see in action both youngster to decide afterwards if they could fit in the squad. Achraf could be Danilo’s replacement, but we’ll only know this after the pre-season tour.