Even though they added Declan Rice in the last summer transfer window, Arsenal is still not really secure with the problem in the midfield because when the new season started, midfielder Thomas Partey continued to suffer long-term and many injuries. The possibility of leaving the club according to many rumors.
For that reason, coach Mikel Arteta is looking to bring in a new defensive midfielder in the January transfer window, with Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz as the top target.
The Brazilian star was on the Gunners’ radar last summer, but they were unable to convince their partners to release him. And now, the Gunners want to reactivate the plan.
It is known that Villa also does not accept parting with the club’s pillar at this time, but in case of force majeure, they will agree to an offer worth 60 million pounds.
However, Arsenal are looking to reduce the fee through the use of Emile Smith Rowe as part of the deal. Football London revealed, The Emirates Stadium team wants to offer Smith Rowe an additional amount of cash in return for Luiz’s services.
This proposal is quite attractive for Villa, but it is still unclear whether they will accept to sit at the negotiating table or not.
Truong Son | 06:20 November 14, 2023