The Chelsea fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern are eagerly awaiting news of exactly who manager Antonio Conte will be bringing in this summer to bolster his squad for a Premier League title defence and Champions League charge.
However, our resident Blues fans have come into the bar this evening to receive some bad news over a prospective deal for Real Madrid full-back, Danilo.
Conte has been looking to bolster his back line this summer as he plots a return to European football in his second season at Stamford Bridge, and has been linked with a £30m move for the Brazilian international.
However, according to reports from Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri, Serie A champions Juventus have agreed a deal for the 25-year-old with their Champions League final opponents.
What makes such news even worse for the Chelsea fans here at the Tavern is the fact that, before add ons, Palmeri believes the deal to be worth €20m (around £17.5m).
Our landlord has eased their concerns stating that, from experience, he knows the Premier League champion’s chances of getting a deal aren’t dead until the Old Lady have confirmed the move themselves.
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