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Arsenal plotting a shock move for Chelsea defender

Arsenal are ready to hit Chelsea with a £30 million bid for their star defender when the January transfer window opens.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is looking for reinforcements to his leaky defence in the January transfer window, and the Brazilian defender, David Luiz, is on top of the list.

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David Luiz is hoping to recover from a knee injury this week and can get back into the team by early January after six weeks out.

Luiz has made just eight Premier League appearances for the Blues this season, after falling out of favour with manager Antonio Conte. Luiz has played just once since being dropped for the win over Manchester United – against outsiders FC Qarabag in the Champions League. He then sustained a knee injury which has kept him out for a month but sources close to the player insist he is now near to full fitness.

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Luiz has seen his place taken by Andreas Christensen while sidelined and Chelsea are ready to kick off contract talks with the emerging Danish defender in the new year. Christensen is under contract until 2020 but the club are set to reward their blossoming youngster with a pay rise to keep him happy and out of the reach of rival clubs.

Arsene Wenger could take advantage of the rift between Luiz and Conte and is planning to plot a move for the defender and can get his signature.

Stay tuned to SportsJoint for more updates.

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