Tottenham and Arsenal are about to compete for the services of talented midfielder Douglas Luiz.
Spurs have long targeted the Aston Villa player in case they sell Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to strengthen midfield.
However, they are up against competition from rivals in North London, the Gunners, who are considering a new transfer for the Brazilian.
The Brazilian star is a good defensive midfielder, he has a strong physical foundation and judgment. Coach Mikel Arteta appreciates Douglas Luiz’s form and wants to bring him back to the Emirates, with the ambition to increase certainty in front of the Arsenal defense.
They once wanted Luiz in the summer of 2021, but the £20M offer from Arsenal was quickly rejected. The message from coach Steven Gerrard is also very tough. At that time he did not want to part with an important player like Douglas Luiz in the context of the home team being deeply in crisis with only 3 points after 5 rounds, then the 26-year-old player signed a new contract at Villa Park.
Hojbjerg, a 27-year-old midfielder, is Tottenham’s problem because he does not fit Ange Postecoglou’s offensive style and appears to be leaving the club.
Along with that, Conor Gallagher, a 23-year-old midfielder who plays for Chelsea, was also targeted by Postecoglou. But his chances of getting him could hinge on the Blues in a deal with Brighton youngster Moises Caicedo. Mauricio Pochettino’s side have been pursuing a deal for Caicedo throughout the transfer window.
However, they have already had two offers turned down, including one for £70M that was made earlier this week.