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Palmeiras president Pereira warns Arsenal off Danilo

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Palmeiras president Leila Pereira insists there's no plans to sell Danilo.

Arsenal are making use of their strong links in Brazil, via technical director Edu. They signed Gabriel Martinelli previously, who is slowly becoming a star in North London, and are reportedly set to announce the arrival of Sao Paulo star Marquinhos.

Palmeiras' Danilo is also another of Arsenal's targets, with the 21-year-old becoming a sought after star over the past 12 months. But the Brazilian side's president, Leila Pereira, has revealed that his side will not be selling the midfielder this summer despite reports.

He told ESPN Brasil: “Palmeiras are working. Our squad is very short, we need reinforcements. We need to buy players, not sell players. Palmeiras needs to buy players like Merentiel. And, in the mid-year window, Danilo stays. You can nail it."

Danilo has sparked fresh talk involving Arsenal after revealing he's taking English lessons.

He told UOL: “They told me: 'You'll have a good season and, when the time comes, you'll leave. How are you going to talk, are you going to communicate with the coach? How is he going to talk to you, how will you understand?' And I thought and said: 'Wow, that's right'. Then I started studying it."

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