Arsenal fired Danilo transfer warning after fresh approach made for Palmeiras midfielder

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Arsenal fired Danilo transfer warning after fresh approach made for Palmeiras midfielder

Arsenal have been warned that Palmeiras have no plans to sell midfielder Danilo before the transfer window shuts on Thursday.

Danilo is of long-term interest to Arsenal and sources in Brazil claim the Gunners made a fresh enquiry about him on Tuesday.

That was knocked back by Palmeiras, with the Brazilian side only willing to sanction a sale now if his £86million release clause for foreign suitors is met.

Palmeiras are reluctant to sell now as they are currently competing to retain the Copa Libertadores. Danilo is admired by other clubs in Europe, not just Arsenal, with AC Milan one of those also tracking him.

Arsenal could swoop for a midfielder before the transfer window slams shut as both Mohamed Elneny and Thomas Partey are currently out injured.

Palmeiras midfielder Danilo, 21, is a long-term transfer target for Arsenal and Mikel Arteta (Getty Images)
Palmeiras midfielder Danilo, 21, is a long-term transfer target for Arsenal and Mikel Arteta (Getty Images)

Partey’s thigh injury is hoped not to be too serious and there is currently optimism that he could be out for weeks as opposed to months.

Elneny is currently being assessed to learn the full extent of his hamstring injury, but he was able to complete Saturday’s win over Fulham.

Arsenal hold an interest in Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans, who is into the final 12 months of his current contract.

The Belgian has not shown a desire to pen fresh terms and as a result Leicester risk losing him for free next summer if they do not cash in now.

Arsenal have also been looking to sign a new winger this summer, however a move for Wolves’ Pedro Neto currently looks unlikely due to his £50m price tag.