Manchester City are attempting to beat Premier League rivals Chelsea to the signing of Real Madrid defender Danilo, according to London Evening Standard.
Interest from Stamford Bridge in the Brazilian has been rife this summer but a fee is yet to be agreed, leading to other European clubs to make a move.
Danilo joined Real Madrid back in 2015 from Porto and has made 55 appearances at the club, but he saw his playing time come under pressure from both Dani Carvajal and Marcelo last season, prompting his availability.
Madrid are happy to sell but have indicated that they would only let him go for a fee in the region of £30m.
Manchester City are now showing interest, despite signing Kyle Walker in a £50m, a record for a defender.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte believes Danilo would be a great addition to the club, but the pressure is now on from City to get the deal done.
Having began his career in Brazil with America-MG, the full-back moved to Santos where he further impressed and gained a move to Portugeuse side Porto.
He would later help them to win the Primeira Liga on two occasions before joining Madrid, where he has won two Champions League winners medals.
Source: La Liga News