|Douglas Luiz is in negotiations with Arsenal for a potential move a day after scoring against the Gunners in the league. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
Arsenal are on the verge of signing Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz from Aston Villa for a reported fee of £20m and both clubs are working hard to get the deal over the line.
Douglas Luiz came off the bench to score from the corner kick against the Gunners on Wednesday night in Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Steven Gerrard’s side; Luiz has been a long-term target for the Gunners and with Mohammed Elneny joining Thomas Partey on the injury list, a deal became inevitable.
Aston Villa already announced the signing of Leander Dendoncker from Wolves earlier on Thursday, making it easy to negotiate a move; Aston Villa insisted earlier in the day that they don’t want to sell the player but with only a year left on his contract, they risk losing him for free.