Danilo closes in on £26.5m Manchester City move

Danilo of Real Madrid CF ilooks on during the La Liga match between Granada CF v Real Madrid CF at Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes
Image: Manchester City are close to agreeing a deal for Real Madrid's Danilo

Manchester City are believed close to completing a deal to sign Real Madrid full-back Danilo, according to Sky sources.

The Brazil defender is set to undergo a medical in the United States, where both Madrid and City remain on their respective pre-season tours, with a fee of £26.5m having been agreed between the clubs.

The versatile 26-year-old is understood to be considered as competition for both right-back and left-back positions by boss Pep Guardiola, who is set to spend more than £100m on full-backs this summer.

Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane shouts on the sideline during the Spanish league Clasico football match Real Madrid CF vs FC Barcelona at the Sa
Image: Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane all but confirmed Danilo will join City

Benjamin Mendy is close to surpassing Kyle Walker as football's most expensive defender in a £51m-plus deal from Monaco, and the Frenchman is also expected to fly to the US for a medical.

Full-back has been of priority to Guardiola since he allowed Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna to leave the club on free transfers, while Aleksandar Kolarov is expected to join Roma in the coming days.

City to break defender record with Mendy

City to break defender record with Mendy

Manchester City have agreed a fee worth more than £51m to sign Monaco left-back Benjamin Mendy, Sky Sports News understands.

City take on the reigning Spanish and European champions Real in the International Champions Cup next week as they continue their preparations for the new Premier League season.

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Real boss Zinedine Zidane admitted in his most recent press conference in the US that Danilo "has gone".

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