Arsenal transfer news: Aston Villa want €46m for Douglas Luiz

Douglas Luiz, Aston Villa, 2022/23

Douglas Luiz is in high demand from customers, with Arsenal wanting to steal a march on Liverpool to get the Brazil international midfielder, but he would not occur low cost.

Arsenal ended up in for Youri Tielemans, but Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is identified not to get rid of any more gamers getting viewed Wesley Fofana be part of Chelsea for a prospective €93 million, the centre-again adhering to the Awesome-bound Kasper Schmeichel out of the club.

Leicester are rock base of the Leading League standings, and loath to allow go of a participant who experienced 10 goal contributions from central midfield for them very last season, and 12 in all competitions.

Luiz has been specific as a much less expensive alternative, one who only has one 12 months remaining on his deal at Villa Park, the club have by now turned down a bid of all over €23m, as initial claimed by Miguel Delaney.

“Aston Villa have set Arsenal a price of £40m for Douglas Luiz, a determine that is double what the Leading League leaders initially bid for the Brazilian on Thursday early morning,” he wrote in Independent.

‘Villa want to drive up the price’

“There was significant question about whether or not a deal receives finished, despite the fact that negotiations are continuing, amid some belief Villa are just wanting to generate up the price tag.”

Arsenal have been by now in the market for a midfielder even with the €37m arrival of Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City, the Ukrainian remaining-back who can also enjoy in the center of the park.

That need has grow to be much more acute considering the fact that Mohamed Elneny picked up a “major injury” in Arsenal’s 2-1 get over Fulham on Saturday. Thomas Partey has also been nursing a thigh complaint, leaving Granit Xhaka as Arsenal’s only in good shape deep-lying midfielder.

Luiz’s compatriot Danilo of Palmeiras is an substitute, but the Brazilian club reportedly really don’t want to sell till the January transfer window with their domestic season still underway.

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