Douglas Luiz Set for Juventus Switch as Arsenal Redirects Midfield Search

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Italian Giants on the Verge of Sealing Deal for Villa’s Luiz

Reports from Italy signal that Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz is nearing a transfer to Serie A heavyweights Juventus. The Brazilian midfielder, who has been a key figure at Villa, appears to be on the cusp of a significant move to the Turin-based club.

Arsenal’s Midfield Reinforcement Plans Take a Hit

Arsenal’s quest for a new central midfielder has hit a snag as their interest in Luiz has been overshadowed by Juventus’ advanced negotiations. The Gunners, who previously had bids for Luiz rejected, are now forced to consider alternative targets to bolster their squad.

Transfer Package: Players Plus Cash for Luiz

As per Sky Sports Italy, Aston Villa have set terms for the transfer, asking for two Juventus players—American midfielder Weston McKennie and young winger Samuel Iling-Junior—alongside a €20 million (£16.8m) fee. McKennie is reportedly already on board with a switch to Villa Park, while discussions are ongoing for Iling-Junior, an English talent with a history at Chelsea’s academy.

Arsenal’s Transfer Focus Shifts After Luiz Development

With Luiz seemingly off the table, Arsenal’s attention will shift to other midfield prospects. The North London club, who were persistent in their pursuit of Luiz last summer, are now exploring other options to enhance their midfield dynamic.

Gunners Eyeing Alternatives, Including Newcastle’s Guimaraes

Arsenal’s radar now includes Newcastle United’s Bruno Guimaraes, who has a hefty £100m release clause, and Real Sociedad’s Martin Zubimendi, currently part of Spain’s Euro 2024 squad. The search for midfield reinforcements continues as Mikel Arteta looks to build on his team’s impressive form.

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