ARSENAL are reportedly set to sign Chelsea defender David Luiz on a two-year deal after agreeing an £8M fee.
Now, BBC journalist David Ornstein is reporting that Luiz will have a medical today before completing a deadline-day switch.The Brazilian refused to train on Thursday as he looked to force through a shock move to the Emirates. Luiz enjoyed under Maurizio Sarri last season, as Chelsea secured a third-place Premier League finish and lifted the Europa League title.
Arsenal has been on the hunt for a central defender and would like to add Luiz to the signing of Celtic’s Kieran Tierney, who travelled to London last night to complete a £25 million move. after watching his side ship 51 Premier League goals last campaign while club captain Laurent Koscielny sealed a move to Bordeaux this summer.
The 32-year-old then signed a new two-year contract in May, with Chelsea straying from their standard practice of handing one-year extensions to players aged 30 or older.But, Frank Lampard is prepared let the player go.
Meanwhile, Arsenal will have had a superb window if they complete the double swoop with Unai Emery reshaping his squad.