Premier League giants Arsenal have reached an agreement with Chelsea to sign centre-back David Luiz for £8m.
The 32-year-old Brazil international will sign a two year contract after he refused to train on Thursday to force through the shock move to the Emirates.
The move has seemingly come out of nowhere but Arsenal widened their search for a centre-back following the departure of Laurent Koscielny to Bordeaux.
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Chelsea are currently serving a two-window transfer ban and it was thought unlikely that the Blues would sanction Luiz’s departure, especially to a top-four rival.
However, the Mirror claim that a fee of £8m has been agreed between the two parties and that Luiz will undergo a medical in north London today.
The deal is a huge coup for Unai Emery, who worked with the Brazilian when he was at PSG.
Sources say the Spaniard admires Luiz’s ability on the ball and he believes he has at least another two years at the top.