Aston Villa’s stance on Douglas Luiz as Arsenal revive transfer interest

Douglas Luiz’s contract runs until 2026 (Photo by Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)

Aston Villa will refuse any bids from Arsenal for Douglas Luiz in the January trasnfer window.

The Brazilian was the subject of three failed bids from the Gunners last January.

At the time, Luiz had less than a year to run on his deal at Villa Park and he was keen on a move to the title-chasing Gunners.

However, Villa rejected all three bids – the last of which was worth around £25million.

Luiz has since signed a new contract in Birmingham, tying him to the club until 2026.

Luiz has been in fine form this season (Photo by Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)

Unai Emery’s appointment has revitalised Luiz, and he’s been an integral part of the side’s brilliant start to the season.

Mikel Arteta signed Jorginho after failing with a move for Luiz but Thomas Partey’s injury problems this term have convinced the Spaniard that he needs to reinforce his midfield.

But the Evening Standard say Arteta’s bid for Luiz is destined for failure, as Villa have no intention of listening to offers for the midfielder.

It would take substantially more than the £25m bid Arsenal tabled ten months ago for Villa to even consider letting the midfielder leave, and they are under no financial pressure to do so.

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