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Chelsea could reportedly compete with Arsenal to sign Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz in January.
The Gunners were determined to sign the Brazil international this summer, but the Villans refused to sanction his sale.
The north London giants made three offers on deadline day with a maximum of £25m, but Villa did not change their stance.
Mikel Arteta‘s side may return for the 24-year-old at the turn of the year, but it is reported that Chelsea could offer competition.
Luiz’s current deal with Villa expires at the end of the campaign, and they could be tempted to accept a cut-price transfer.
They refused to sell him this summer due to the lack of a replacement, but the situation may change ahead of the New Year.
It remains to be seen whether the Blues can lure the Brazilian ahead of the Gunners during the winter transfer window.
Luiz is eager to reunite with Arteta after their time together at Manchester City, but Chelsea present a lucrative option.