Arsenal reaches £8m agreement with Chelsea for David Luiz


David Luiz urges Chelsea's youngsters to play their way to top nowPremier League duo Arsenal and Chelsea have agreed £8m deal over the transfer of defender, David Luiz on a two-year contract from Stamford bridge to Emirate Stadium.

David Luiz, 32 who just signed a new two-year Chelsea deal in May, will have a medical at Arsenal on Thursday.

On Tuesday, Arsenal sold defender Laurent Koscielny to French side Bordeaux for a fee of up to 5m euros (£4.6m).

They are also set to sign Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney for £25m.

Luiz has spent six and a half years at Chelsea during two spells and has made 160 Premier League appearances, scoring 11 goals.

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His departure, if confirmed, comes five weeks after Frank Lampard returned to Stamford Bridge to manage his former club.

The Blues are currently serving a transfer band until the end of January 2020 following an investigation into their signing of foreign under-18 players.

With Gary Cahill, who has since joined Crystal Palace, released at the end of last season, Chelsea’s options at centre-back include Germany’s Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma, who was on loan at Everton last season, and Denmark’s Andreas Christensen.

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Having signed £21deal in January 2011 for Chelsea from Benfica, Luiz joined Paris St-Germain for £40in June 2014 before returning to Stamford Bridge for £34in August 2016.

Luiz was present at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground on Wednesday, although he did not take part in first-team training.


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