Chelsea Transfers: £35 Million Rated Danilo Close To Stamford Bridge?

Conte close to getting his man.

Real Madrid's new signing Danilo, right, displays his new shirt alongside club president Florentino Perez during his presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, July 9, 2015. Brazilian defender Danilo previously played fo
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Chelsea are reportedly closing in on a move for Real Madrid full-back Danilo (via TeamTalk).

The Blues have been in the market for a pair of wing-backs for most of the summer, having seen their efforts to sign PSG-bound Dani Alves and Juventus star Alex Sandro rebuffed.

And they are now said to be close to getting a deal over the line, with right-sided defender Danilo - who has spent the last two years as Dani Carvajal's understudy at the Bernebeu - reportedly agreeing personal terms with the Premier League champions.

Brazil's Globoesporte has claimed that the 26-year-old, who joined the Galacticos from Porto in 2015, has agreed a five-year-deal at Stamford Bridge.

But the Chelsea board are yet to settle on a transfer fee with their Spanish counterparts, who want £30m for the man spent much of last season warming their bench.

Antonio Conte's side have endured a frustrating transfer window so far, and now appear to be redoubling their efforts to sign players ahead of their Community Shield curtain-raiser with Arsenal on August 6.

Germany defender Antonio Rudiger and 22-year-old French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko have been recuruited in recent weeks, but the club is yet to find a replacement for outgoing striker Diego Costa.

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