After failing to regular use of David Luiz in the previous season, Chelsea are reportedly set to partway with the Brazilian defender this transfer window.
Though numerous transfer speculations confirmed that the Blues are willing to cash-in on the former PSG defender this, Roman Abramovich wants to make huge profits from his sale, therefore he has rejected Arsenal’s £18m bid for his signature.
The Chelsea owner has refused to let go of the experienced defender for such a low price, according to Le10Sport.
David Luiz, 31, was an integral part of Antonio Conte’s squad during the Italian’s first season at Stamford Bridge in 2016.
Considering his experience and exploits in the title-winning season, Many thought the defender would maintain his spot in the club’s starting lineup in the 2017-18 season but that wasn’t the case as he was dropped by Conte, who preferred starting Christensen to partner Cesar Azpilicueta at the team’s heart of defense.
Luiz only managed just 17 appearances for the West London Club in all competitions, no thanks to injury woes that also added to his misfortune throughout last campaign.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery wants to add experience and youthfulness to his team ahead of next season and he has identified the Brazilian as the best-experienced defender to partner 31-year-old Lichtsteiner, who joined the Gunners from Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer.