Arsenal have reportedly had a £17.5m bid for Chelsea star David Luiz that has been rejected by the club, according to reports in Le10Sport.
The report states that the North London club are looking to make a second bid for the defender. With Conte looking more and more likely to stay, Luiz wants to desperately leave the Stamford Bridge this summer.
Luiz is 31 and is currently playing for London rivals Chelsea, however the defender has only made 18 appearances this season after a nasty set of knee injuries followed by ankle injuries, a frustrating season like this may have left him wanting a change.
After an impressive defensive season for Chelsea without Luiz, letting in the 4th lowest amount of goals in the Premier League at 38 goals conceded, the center back may be struggling for a place and this could be what is prompting the move.
The Brazilian is not just known for his defending though, a wild personality he is also famous for his free kicks, where he is prolific from range, having mastered the “knuckleball” technique.
Arsenal are in need of new defenders after conceding a huge 51 goals last season in the Premier League, with Lichtsteiner joining the club recently and the deals for Sokratis and Caglar Soyuncu looking more and more likely, some fans may be asking whether Unai Emery is looking to sell the likes of Shkodran Mustafi to create space for the new arrivals.
New manager Unai Emery has been vocal about his ambition for the Arsenal, saying:
“The objective is to work hard together and with these talented players.
“It’s very important for the club, after two years outside the Champions League, to work to be the best team in the Premier League and also in the world.”
These high-reaching hopes will have fans of the North London side excited over the potential transfers that could take place in the transfer window this summer.
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