Saturday 24 August 2019

David Luiz on the verge of shock cut-price switch to Arsenal as Chelsea star undergoes medical

Chelsea’s David Luiz is close to leaving Stamford Bridge (Adam Davy/PA)
Chelsea’s David Luiz is close to leaving Stamford Bridge (Adam Davy/PA)

Chesea defender David Luiz is edging closer to a stunning move to Arsenal for a fee reported by be as low as €10m.

Luiz enjoyed a central role under Maurizio Sarri last season, as Chelsea secured a third-place Premier League finish and lifted the Europa League title. 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.

However, the Brazilian international has since grown dissatisfied with things at Stamford Bridge, and is now set to join Chelsea's city rivals.

Luiz was at Chelsea's Cobham training ground yesterday, but it is understood he did not take part in the main training session with Frank Lampard's men.

New Chelsea boss Lampard preferred Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen for his centre-back pairing in the final pre-season friendly at Borussia Monchengladbach last weekend.

Lampard has brought Zouma back into the first-team fold after the 24-year-old France defender spent last term on loan at Everton, and now Zouma and Christensen could be in line to pair up for Sunday's trip to Manchester United in Chelsea's opening league fixture.

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