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Chelsea defender David Luiz is set to complete his shock move to Arsenal on transfer deadline day, according to reports.
The Brazilian only recently signed a two-year contract extension, but is now keen to leave before the transfer window closes in a sudden twist that has left Chelsea fans surprised.
L’Equipe claims that the Chelsea defender refused to train with Chelsea’s first-team as he looks to push through a move to Arsenal before Thursday’s transfer deadline.
The report also claims Luiz is in advanced talks with Arsenal over a move to the Emirates and the 32-year-old has reportedly refused to show up at Chelsea’s Cobham training base as the club attempt to block his exit.
The agent of Arsenal’s summer signing Nicolas Pepe has backed Luiz to dump Chelsea for Arsenal.
The Ivorian’s agent, Samir Khiat, has backed the Gunners’ move for Luiz, insisting that the Brazilian is a natural leader who will be a good fit at Arsenal.
“He is not just a defender, but a natural leader,” said Khiat.
“A beacon in a dressing room. It would be a good fit.”
Luiz is currently the only player left from Chelsea’s Champions League triumph in 2012, and was Lampard’s teammate at Chelsea. The news of his exit has come as a shock as there hasn’t been news of him being unhappy at the club.