Danilo Luiz de Silva, a Brazilian-born defender, has played sparingly this season for Pep Guardiola and is looking for a way to earn more playing time.
According to Inside Futbol, the Nerazzurri have already held advanced talks with Manchester City over signing Danilo, and the former international has green-lighted a move to the Giuseppe Meazza.
The sticking point – as it is with most transfer moves – is the fee. Transfermarkt has his market value set at €22.8 million, but Inter isn’t willing to go any higher than €18 million.
However, despite the interest, Danilo has said he prefers a move to Italy and is willing to take a pay cut to do it.
Currently, he is making around €4.5 million per season and Inter are offering a contract of around €3.5 million per season.
Talks with Danilo’s representation are slated for Thursday to get a deal on the table and advanced before a team like Valencia could swoop in.
Since 2011, Danilo made 22 appearances for the Brazil national team. He did play during Brazil’s run in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
This season, he has made 20 appearances for Manchester City, scoring a goal in the Premier League and notching an assist during the FA Cup.
Danilo started his career in the youth system at America-MG in Brazil before transferring to Santos FC in 2010. After a year there, he was sent to FC Porto in 2011 and promptly loaned back to Santos.
If Inter were to part ways with Joao Miranda – as is expected – and not recoup Sime Vrsaljko or Cedric Soares, Danilo could be a nice addition to the backline.
He still has a lot of playing time left and could prove to fit in nicely on the right side, which is where he is the strongest.
His current lack of playing time is more likely attributed to the fact that he plays behind Kyle Walker on the right.
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