Palmeiras president claims Arsenal-linked Danilo was never going to leave the club in the summer

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Palmeiras president has claimed that Arsenal-linked Danilo would never leave the club this summer. The midfielder was linked to a move to the Emirates.

However, nothing went beyond the rumors. In the end, the Gunners also decided to pursue the deal of Douglas Luiz from Aston Villa.


According to reports, Arsenal were interested in signing Danilo from Palmeiras midfielder Danilo in the summer. The rumors were because of the long-term injury to Mohamed Elneny. However, in the end, Gunners decided not to pursue the deal. They decided to try to sign Douglas Luiz from Aston Villa on the deadline day.

However, Villa also refused to sell their star midfielder on the deadline day. There were also claims that the Gunners had placed a 20 m bid for Danilo. However, there was no update on the claims. There is also a chance that Arsenal will come back in January. Palmeiras president Leila Pereira has made his position clear on not selling the midfielder for a lower price.


The president of the Brazilian club has made it clear he would not have sold Danilo to any interested club in the summer transfer window. Leila Pereira said,

Regarding Danilo: I said he wasn’t going to leave and he didn’t,” I’ll tell you: players of this size, important in the history of Palmeiras, I don’t make decisions alone. I always consult our coach and coaching staff. If my coach says he can’t lose the player under any circumstances, he doesn’t leave.”

The midfielder was also linked with the likes of Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Benefica, and Lyon. However, the Brazillian club managed to keep the midfielder. The report has also claimed that they will only accept a mega offer for the midfielder. At the moment, Palmeiras controls an advantage in the situation. They have set a 100 million release clause on the midfielder.

Hence, Palmeiras have done enough to protect the value of their star midfielder. They have made it clear that the midfielder will not leave for a cheap price. This also confirms that Arsenal will have to play a long game in terms of negotiations to negotiate a good price for the midfielder.

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