Leeds United are one of a number of Premier League sides interested in signing Danilo from Palmeiras, according to a report from Calciomercato.It.

The Whites are closing in on their breaking their club-record, with Georginio Rutter set to undergo a medical in the next couple of days.

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But it seems that they are also working on bolstering their midfield. Foot Mercato reported at the weekend that they have made a bid for Azzedine Ounahi.

Leeds keen on Palmeiras starlet Danilo

And Calciomercato.It has now claimed that Leeds are one of the top-flight teams who have shown interest in the 21-year-old.

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Of course, it appears that Nottingham Forest have stolen a march in the race for Danilo. Steve Cooper’s men are in talks to sign the youngster and are discussing an £18 million move, according to The Telegraph. The fee could rise further with add-ons.

But Forest are not his only admirer. Along with Leeds, Calciomercato.It reports that Arsenal, Newcastle, Aston Villa, West Ham and Wolves are also keen on the midfielder.

Obviously, with that amount of interest, it is hard to see Leeds being able to win the race for Danilo. Forest certainly appear to be on pole position for his signature right now.

Danilo looks to be an extremely exciting talent. He can play in a number of roles in the middle of the park, mostly as a holding midfielder.

His arrival will not break the bank – even for a side set to break their transfer record on a forward.

It is hard to get excited about the reported interest in Danilo. We do not appear to have been heavily linked with the starlet. And so many Premier League sides are keen on securing his signature.

But it would be another impressive piece of business if we could bring him to Elland Road.

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