Chelsea central defender David Luiz is set to join Arsenal before the summer transfer window deadline, According to Sky Sports News.
The Brazilian is expected to complete his move to the Emirates on the morning of Transfer Deadline Day.
The 32-year-old Chelsea centre-back trained away from the rest of Frank Lampard’s team on Wednesday.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery told Sky Sports News he wants to sign a centre-back before Thursday’s deadline and it is believed David Luiz is on his shortlist, although there has been no formal bid for him yet.
“If we can on the last day, we will try to sign another centre-back, but one who has the capacity to help us,” said Emery. “We have a lot of defensive players. Maybe, it is different when Laurent Koscielny tells us he wanted to leave.
“We tried to sign some important, expensive players for our defence. But when we can’t do that, the second line players don’t really convince us to sign them.”
However, Chelsea are reluctant to allow Luiz – who only signed a two-year contract extension in May – go to Arsenal, due to current their ban on registering new players until next summer.
It is also reported that Arsenal have finally agreed a fee with Celtic over the transfer of left-back Kieran Tierney. The Scotland international is on his way to London and looks set to sign for the gunners ahead of Thursday’s Premier League deadline.
Arsenal’s initial £15m offer for Tierney was rejected in June, as was a second £25m bid, as it contained too many add-ons and was dependent on the club qualifying for the Champions League.
The 22-year-old, who has won five Scottish Premiership titles, played 40 matches in all competitions for the Hoops during the 2018/19 season.