From Brazil: Chelsea close in on signing, personal agreement 'well forwarded'


It's claimed that Danilo was even considering staying with Real Madrid, but the chance to play in the Premier League, especially for current champions Chelsea, could not be ignored. After the arrivals of Willy Caballero and Antony Rudiger, Chelsea want to make Danilo their third signing of the summer transfer window.

A deal for Danilo could assist the club's pursuit of Juventus left-back Alex Sandro, who has also been linked with completeing a big money move to the Premier League champions this summer.

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According to the report, Conte is "obsessed" over the signing of Danilo and really wants the Brazilian to be playing at Stamford Bridge next season.

Chelsea will apparently pay €31m (£27.6m) for the defender, who will be provide competition for Victor Moses in the right-wing back position as he looks to play more regularly and earn a spot in the Brazil side for the upcoming World Cup in Russian Federation.

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Conte is keen to officially secure Danilo's signature in time for Chelsea's pre-season tour of Asia, which kicks off on Sunday, and if he manages to do so it will prove to be a terrific past week for the Italian in the market.

Antonio Conte is ramping up his recruitment drive after finally agreeing a fee with Monaco for Tiemoue Bakayoko.

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The 16-times capped Brazil worldwide will vie with Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso for a place in Conte's starting lineup if he completes a switch from Spain's capital in the coming days.