Fabrizio Romano says Nottingham Forest are working hard to get a deal done for Palmeiras and Brazil talent Danilo with talks ongoing throughout the night prior to Wednesday morning – amid reports Leeds are also keen on the star.

Danilo, 21, has starred in Brazilian football. Earning a call-up to Brazi’s National Team thanks to his form with Palmeiras, the holding midfielder has already clocked up a huge 141 games in both league and cup. Of those, 58 came in 2022.

Italian outlet CM claim that Leeds are one of a number of Premier League clubs trying to sign Danilo. Villa, Arsenal, West Ham, Newcastle and Wolves are also keen. But it seems Forest are pushing hard to get Danilo in the coming days.

Romano now reports that Nottingham Forest are pushing hard and have done their “best” to sign Danilo. Talks were ongoing throughout the night, over the past 12 hours, with a fee of £17.5million on the table between the two sides.

Romano: Forest working hard to get Danilo amid £17.5m Leeds reports

Danilo is a serious talent. His form for Palmeiras, albeit in Brazilian football, has been stunning. His consistency, his durability at such a young age, to clock up almost 60 games in 2022 is superb. A huge 141 games already, for his club.

That is astounding. Yes, playing in holding midfield, he is hardly required to be explosive. But his ability to read a game, his passing, his willingness to grind and do the dirty work. He is exactly what a team fighting against the drop needs.

But Forest need him more than Leeds. That is because Leeds have Tyler Adams – basically, a more-polished version of Danilo. So, while Danilo would be a stunning signing and Leeds could do with depth, Forest need Danilo more than us.

Palmeiras v Fortaleza - Brasileirao 2022
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