Arsenal have reportedly already ‘agreed’ personal terms with Douglas Luiz, who is pushing for a move to the Emirates on deadline day, as the Gunners push forward with a second bid.
That’s opened the door for Arsenal to swoop in and try and steal Luiz away from Villa in the final hours of the transfer window.
It was reported earlier in the day that Arsenal had an opening bid of £20million rejected by the midlands club.
Villa have maintained that the Brazilian is not for sale despite his contract expiring in 12 months.
But Arsenal are seemingly hoping to test Villa’s resolve further with The Athletic claiming they are preparing to launch a second bid.
Personal terms won’t be a problem it seems either with Fabrizio Romano stating a deal is ‘ready’ with Luiz.
More to follow…