Man City Transfers: Danilo Set For £26m Move

Pep goes in for a second right-back in two weeks.

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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Reported Chelsea target Danilo is expected to join Manchester City in a deal worth £26.5m, according to The Guardian.

The Real Madrid full-back, who plays his international football with Brazil, was linked with a move to the Premier League champions after falling down the pecking order at the Bernebeu.

But City, who last week completed the transfer of another right-sided defender, Kyle Walker, are said to have stolen a march on their West London counterparts by agreeing a fee with his current side.

Pep Guardiola was originally in the market for a pair of right-backs, but saw his advances for Dani Alves rebuffed when the player elected to join PSG instead.

And the Spaniard has now settled on 26-year-old Danilo as the man to push England international Walker for a regular starting berth at the Etihad.

City have also signed midfield play-maker Bernardo Silva from Monaco, as well as Benfica's 23-year-old goalkeeper Ederson.

It is the second time in as many weeks that Chelsea have seen their primary transfer target join a Premier League rival instead, after Romelu Lukaku signed for Manchester United in a £75m deal.

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