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Man United Agree to Pay £36m for Brazilian as Louis Van Gaal Prepares Summer Raid

Old Trafford side set sights firmly on FC Porto star.

Man United are happy to meet the required release clause placed within FC Porto star Danilo’s contract as Louis van Gaal continues to pursue the exciting right-back according to the Metro.

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The 23 year old Brazilian international is seen by van Gaal as preferable to his current, limited, options on the right-hand side of his defence though a move to sign the former Santos man won’t come cheap.

Danilo’s buyout clause is set at a massive £36.3m, a fee the Old Trafford side are willing to pay, whilst Real Madrid and Liverpool are also known to be keen on the attack minded full-back.

One imagines such a deal will become more likely if van Gaal secures that all important top four finish with a failure to secure Champions League football presumably hampering the chances of any big money signings.

FC Porto signed Danilo back in January 2012 and he played a key role in back to back Primeira Liga title successes though over the past 18 months arch-rivals Benfica have become the dominant force in Portuguese football once more.

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