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Journalist who broke Gabriel Jesus' move to Arsenal drops major update over January target

Chris Byfield

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Journalist who broke Gabriel Jesus' move to Arsenal drops major update over January target

Arsenal have been tipped to land Palmeiras’ Danilo, provided the Gunners bid around £21million, according to a fresh report.

The Gunners have gone into the World Cup break at the summit of the Premier League, five points clear of last season's Champions Manchester City.

Given Mikel Arteta’s side have also qualified for the knock-out stages of the Europa League, they will likely need extra bodies in the January transfer window to successfully fight on both fronts.

In turn, Arsenal have allegedly revived their interest in Brazil youngster Danilo.

Arsenal in for Danilo?

Danilo was linked to the Gunners last summer - the 21-year-old was thought to have been good midfield cover for the likes of Thomas Partey and Martin Odegaard.

No move materialised however after Palmeiras allegedly slapped a £30million price tag on the player.

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However, Jorge Nicola, the journalist who broke the news of Gabriel Jesus' move to Arsenal last summer, has now claimed that Arsenal could be in for Danilo once more.

Nicola said on his Youtube channel: "If Arsenal can repeat their €25million (£21million) offer for Danilo, Palmeiras should end up negotiating a sale for the player"

In the summer Nicola broke Arsenal’s interest in Jesus, claiming that the then-Manchester City forward was in "very advanced talks" with Arsenal over a prospective transfer.

Danilo “has to play in the Premier League”

In April Danilo’s Palmeiras teammate, Dudu, urged the player to one day join a Premier League club.

On the 21-year-old Dudu told ESPN: “He is a star, he has to play in the Premier League.

“I always tell him: ‘You have to play for Manchester United or Arsenal.’

“He has to stay calm, he is a kid who gives his all, but I tell him: ‘You are a player for Chelsea, those kind of teams.

“He scores, he gets in the area, he helps with marking. He’s a complete midfielder in Brazilian football.”

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Football, Arsenal, Mikel Arteta, Transfers

Chris Byfield
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