Arsenal prepare January move for Douglas Luiz

Douglas Luiz
Arsenal are set to make another move for Douglas Luiz this January after failing to add to their central midfield options this summer.

Despite Arsenal’s fine start to the season, reports suggest that the Gunners are in the market for a midfielder with Douglas Luiz being the primary target.

Douglas Luiz has been in the books of the North London side for a while now. The uncertainty about his future with Aston Villa and his profile as a Brazilian international makes him an exciting option in midfield. Furthermore, Thomas Partey’s struggles with injuries re-emphasizes the need for Luiz, with the Gunners relying on youngster Sambi Lokongo on such occasions.

The Sun reports that Arsenal will make a reduced bid of £15 million in the January transfer window. The £15million bid is reasonable considering that his contract expires at the end of the season. In addition to this, Aston Villa will be selling him for a profit of around £2.5 million should the deal go through.

It is believed that Aston Villa originally turned down the £23 million offered by the Gunners during the summer as they seek to extend the midfielder’s contract.

The 24-year-old is keen on moving to the Emirates stadium and has resisted talks of an extended contract at Villa Park. In addition to this, reports suggest that the player has a good relationship with manager Mikel Arteta from their time together at Manchester City.

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