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Juventus make formal approach for Santos' Danilo - report

Santos youngster Danilo is continuing to interest Juventus and the Serie A side have made an offer of €8 million for the Brazil under-20 star, Lancenet reports.

Respected agent Antonio Caliendo revealed last week that Juve would soon complete the transfer of the 19-year-old, and the Turin giants have seemingly made a formal approach.

However, it remains unclear whether Santos will accept Juve's bid, as the Brazilian outfit recently turned down an offer of €6m from Benfica for the right winger, and insisted that they're reluctant to sell their prized asset.

"We have refused Benfica's offer for Danilo and have told them that we are not interested in selling him right now," the club's sporting director Pedro Luiz Nunes Conceicao said.

Danilo, who has also been linked with Serie A champions AC Milan, has a contract with Santos until the summer of 2014, and helped the club clinch the Copa Libertadores title last month.

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