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Chelsea defender David Luiz is set for a deadline day transfer move to Arsenal, with reports claiming that Chelsea and Arsenal have agreed an £8m fee for the Brazilian.
Luiz signed a new two-year contract with Chelsea back in May, despite being 32, with Chelsea having a strict policy of handing only one-year contracts to players above 30.
Despite only signing a new two-year contract with the Blues in May, which broke the club’s policy of only handing players aged 30 or over one-year deals, the Brazilian is keen on joining Arsenal as a replacement for Laurent Koscielny, who left Arsenal for Bordeaux.
According to The Telegraph, Luiz made the decision to leave Chelsea after falling out with Chelsea boss Frank Lampard several times last week.
Reports claim that Luiz refused to train with Chelsea’s first-team as he looks to push through a move to Arsenal before Thursday’s transfer deadline.
Luiz was set to play an important role in the Chelsea team last season after being a key player under Maurizio Sarri, but is now set for an exit and Chelsea fans have voiced their displeasure that the Brazilian will be sold for only £8m.
One supporter tweeted: “I don’t rate luiz but selling him for that cheap to strengthen our rivals? I’m not sure about this.”
Another fan revealed his main concern as he said: “Why have we sold him for 8m to a direct rival?? It’s not like we need the money. Just let him rot in the reserves.
“Arsenal having a decent cb could be the difference that makes them finish ahead of us.”
One fan said on Twitter: “8m WTF Let’s Keep him in Reserves!! You can’t disrespect the Club like that!!!!”
Another said at the ridiculously cheap deal: “8m with 2 year contract? This is not Marina’s style.”