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Barcelona eyeing Porto’s Danilo

Barcelona are eyeing up a move for Porto midfielder Danilo, according to reports in Spanish press.

Having failed to bring in a number of key transfer targets last summer, not all has been doom and gloom for Barca this season, having won nine out of nine games in all competitions.

However, club officials, including sporting director, Robert Fernandez, are busy planning a more successful transfer window next summer.

Reports in Mundo Deportivo claim that three players – Arda Turan, Paco Alcacer and Thomas Vermaelen will all be sold in January to increase funds and that a number of players have already been scouted.

One of those is 26-year-old Porto man Danilo, who has been impressing for the Portuguese side and the national side, performing well in Portugal’s 2-0 win over Andorra on Saturday evening.

Fernandez believes Danilo would add back-up to Sergio Busquets and allow Barca’s defensive midfielder the chance to rest, rather than playing almost every game in that role.

Danilo, who joined Porto in 2015 from Maritimo has played abroad before, having had spells with Italian side Parma and Dutch side Roda JC.

The Guinea Bissau born footballer has won 26 caps for Portugal and also helped his nation with the 2016 European Championships.

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