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Porto's Danilo has agreed Real Madrid move, says Barcelona transfer advisor

Sought-after Porto right-back Danilo is joining Real Madrid this summer, Barcelona's new transfer advisor Charly Rexach has said.

Local media speculation claimed Barca had targeted the Brazil international as the long-term replacement for right-back Dani Alves, who looks set to leave the Camp Nou when his contract ends in June.

However, more recent stories in the Madrid-based press have said Los Blancos have agreed a 30 million-euro deal with Porto, with a six-year contract that would triple Danilo's wages already drawn up.

Rexach, who was recently appointed to Barcelona's new Football Area Technical Commission, told Esport 3 it was still up to Danilo to make a final decision.

Danilo's impressive form for Porto has seen him attract attention from La Liga's top clubs.

"They have told me that the deal is already done, but I do not know for sure," the former Barca player and coach said. "[Danilo] must decide that himself."

While Barca are banned from signing new players by FIFA due to irregularities in youth transfers, they are looking at ways in which they can do deals that would see players agree to join but not make their debuts until the ban ends in January.

Should Danilo move to Madrid, he would be likely to compete for a first-team place with home-grown Spain international Dani Carvajal.

That could mean long-serving Alvaro Arbeloa, 32, would then be surplus to requirements at the Bernabeu.

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