Chelsea are set to win the race for Real Madrid’s Danilo, beating Juventus to the Brazilian’s signature.
The Blues have endured a frustrating summer already this window – having Romelu Lukaku stolen from under their nose by Manchester United, and struggling to find another striker to bring in to Stamford Bridge.
The only high-profile signing the club have made so far is that of centre-half Antonio Rudiger from AS Roma for £29m, and manager Antonio Conte is said to be keen to kick on with transfers ahead of his side’s Premier League title defence.
Well now, according to Mirror, Chelsea are to step up their efforts in arrivals – and have beaten Juventus to the £28m signing of Real Madrid right back Danilo.
To make things worse for the Bianconeri, Chelsea are also believed to be stepping up their interest of Alex Sandro. Juve have been holding out for the Blues to give up – raising their asking price to £70m for the left back.
But with Conte now on a warpath in his determination to sign as many of his targets as possible, that may not be enough – especially with Sandro indicating that he wants to leave the Allianz Stadium.
As well as arrivals, the Italian boss is adamant that he keeps hold of his best players ahead of a tough season in the Champions League.
Cesar Azpilicueta has been linked with a move to Barcelona, the versatile defender can play on either flank as well as the right side of a central three – and is reportedly a top target for the Camp Nou outfit.