Nottingham Forest are set to sign of Palmeiras' star Danilo
Nottingham Forest are set to confirm the signing of Palmeiras’ midfield star Danilo for £18m after fending off late interest from Monaco
- Danilo is set to seal a move to Nottingham Forest for a fee of £18m plus adds ons
- Forest have held off competition from Ligue 1 side Monaco for the midfielder
- The 21-year-old has claimed he is ready to play in any competition in the world
- Danilo will boost Forest’s midfield while Cheikhou Kouyate recovers from injury
Nottingham Forest expect to confirm the signing of Danilo from Palmeiras for £18m plus add-ons despite a rival offer from Monaco.
Danilo would become Forest’s second signing of the January transfer window, following the addition of attacking midfielder Gustavo Scarpa.
The Brazilian is expected to travel to England to complete a medical, before finalising his move.
Danilo is expected to join Nottingham Forest for a deal that could rise above £20million
The deal would continue Forest’s spending after Steve Cooper’s side underwent a massive overhaul in the summer transfer window last year.
Forest look to have fended off late interest from Ligue 1 side Monaco to sign the 21-year-old midfielder.
The addition of Danilo will strengthen Cooper’s midfield options, with Cheikhou Kouyate still recovering from injury.
Danilo has long been linked with a move to Europe, with Arsenal having previously held an interest.
Danilo claims he is ‘ready’ to play in ‘any competition in the world’ amid interest from Europe
The Gunners cooled their interest late in the summer transfer window.
Danilo has formed a key part of the Palmeiras side since making his debut in 2020, helping the side secure consecutive Copa Libertadores.
Danilo has featured for Palmeiras since he was a teenager and racked up more than 130 appearances for his boyhood side.
Last year alone, he played 50 times and is already experienced for his age.
The defensive midfielder added to his growing medal collection in November, as Palmeiras were crowned Brazilian champions for the 11th time.
Danilo indicated he would be willing to discuss a move following the triumph.
Danilo will strengthen Forest’s midfield options with Cheikhou Kouyate currently injured
‘I see myself mature enough to be able to play in any competition in the world, I’m ready,’ Danilo told UOL Esporte.
‘But I prefer not to get involved with these transfer issues. I told my manager to only talk to me if it’s the right thing.’
Danilo is set to join with Forest lying 15th in the Premier League, two points outside the drop zone.
They have welcomed in 23 signings since promotion and Danilo could be number 24, with more expected to come through the door.
Forest are also in the Carabao Cup semi-finals after edging past Wolves on penalties on Wednesday night.
Cooper’s side are now set to face Manchester United in a two-legged semi-final.
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