Chelsea have rejected an offer for David Luiz from Arsenal

The Gunners are yet to return with an improved offer

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Chelsea resigned David Luiz from Paris Saint-Germain for £32 million on transfer deadline day in August 2016, after selling the defender to the Ligue 1 giants back in 2014.

The Brazilian quickly settled into the team and inspired Chelsea to win the 2016-2017 Premier League under Antonio Conte. He was one of the standout players that season and was named in the PFA Team of the year.

But after a wonderful season, the 31 year old has struggled for a regular run in the team last season, managing to play just 17 times in all competitions. The defender has been frozen out by Conte, and it looks like his second spell at Stamford Bridge is all-but over.

He even missed out a place in the Brazil World Cup squad after an unconvincing campaign and has been linked with a summer exit. He has been linked with host of clubs and one of the them are Arsenal.

Unai Emery has been appointed as the new manager of the Gunners and is charged with the task of returning the club to the European elite while challenging for major honours.

The Spaniard is expected to be busy in the summer transfer window in order to strengthen the squad for next season. He has been told by the club’s board he will have to operate under a restricted transfer budget of £50 million during his first summer in charge at the Emirates.

New boss is believed to have targeted defensive reinforcements as a priority this summer as Laurent Koscielny is out for six months, Per Mertesacker has retired and Shkodran Mustafi has had a difficult season.

But Chelsea have reportedly rejected a bid of £20 million for David Luiz from Arsenal according to French news-site Le10Sport. They are yet to come back with an improved offer.

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