Brazilian full-back Danilo has opted to refuse Premier League top teams in favour of a switch to Real Madrid, it has been claimed.
Spanish newspaper Marca claims that Real Madrid and Porto have agreed a deal for the 23-year-old full-back. When the move is finalised in the summer, Porto will receive a fee of around €20 million.
Danilo, or Danilo Luiz da Silva, signed for Porto from Santos in January 2012. He was initially a back-up for Cristian Sapunaru in the right-back position, but soon became first-choice in Vítor Pereira-led side that won back-to-back Primeira Liga conquests.
Danilo's impressive performances in Portugal attract interest from all over Europe. Beside Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barca, Danilo has also been targetted by Premier League top teams like Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool.
Those Premier League top guns have been searching for a new right back for a time. United want defensive cover for Rafael and Valencia, Liverpool want a replacement for departing Glen Johnson, while Arsenal still don't have a fixed choice in the right back position.
All consider Danilo, who is dubbed "the new Daniel Alves", the perfect option. But the Brazilian opting for Real Madrid, they will have to go back to the starting point.
Beside Danilo, United are reportedly watching Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne and Tottenham's Kyle Walker.
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