7 August 2019

David Luiz Wants Arsenal Move  (Sky Sports)

David LuizChelsea defender David Luiz wants to move to Arsenal, Sky Sports News understands.

The Blues centre-back trained away from the rest of Frank Lampard's squad on Wednesday.

Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has told Sky Sports News he wants to sign a centre-back before Thursday's deadline and it is understood Luiz is on his shortlist, although there has been no formal bid for him at this stage.

"If we can on the last day, we will try to sign another centre-back, but one who has the capacity to help us," said Emery.

"We have a lot of defensive players. Maybe, it is different when Laurent Koscielny tells us he wanted to leave.

"We tried to sign some important, expensive players for our defence. But when we can't do that, the second line players don't really convince us to sign them."

Chelsea are reluctant to let Luiz - who signed a two-year contract extension in May - go to Arsenal due to their ban on registering new players until next summer.

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