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Chelsea centre-back David Luiz is reportedly pushing for a move to Arsenal after refusing to train with the team on Wednesday.
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.
While the report didn’t reveal why Luiz and Lampard fell out, it could be connected with Lampard’s rumoured decision to play Andreas Christensen and Kurt Zouma in our Premier League opener against Manchester United on Sunday.
Luiz worked with Arsenal boss Unai Emery at Paris Saint-Germain before re-joining Chelsea in 2016 and Emery is reportedly keen on completing a deal for Luiz before the transfer window closes at 5pm on Thursday.
The Telegraph claims Chelsea are open to letting Luiz go with Lampard unlikely to consider the Brazilian for selection.
Luiz’s decision to leave Chelsea for Arsenal could see Fikayo Tomori stay at club.