Arsenal expected to snub move for Aston Villa man in January in favour of Brazilian midfielder
The January transfer talk has started already, because, obviously.
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That’s according to transfer insider Dean Jones who states that the Gunners are more likely to make a move for Luiz’s fellow countryman, Palmeiras midfielder, Danilo.
Speaking to GiveMeSport, Jones claims that Arsenal are expected send a new bid in for the 21-year-old, who they reportedly had a £20million bid rejected for this summer.
“I think we can expect Arsenal to maintain their interest in Danilo, who they had set as a top tier target heading into the summer window,” he explained.
“There was a temptation to try for him because of their situation but he’s a young player in Brazil and they are content that they will lead the way for him next year anyway.”
The Gunners were rebuffed several times in their attempts to sign a defensive midfielder this summer - including having three bids rejected by Villa on deadline day for Luiz.
A final offer of £25million was submitted before Arsenal gave up their attempts in signing the claret and blue star.