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Paper Talk: Arsenal chased defensive pair before signing Luiz



David Luiz was not Arsenal’s first-choice centre-back signing, Real Madrid face a scramble to sign a new goalkeeper and Manchester United have turned down the chance to sign a striker on a free transfer, all in the papers.
 
ARSENAL CHASED DEFENSIVE DUO IN AUGUST
Arsenal’s decision to sign David Luiz this summer was forced on them by the nature of the summer’s transfer market, according to a report.
Eventually, the Gunners signed 32-year-old Luiz this summer for London rivals Chelsea on a two-year deal, and they had in fact tried to land the Brazilian in January.
The Telegraph reports that Arsenal’s approach for Luiz, which was hush, hush, was turned down, but they returned with an offer this month and Luiz agreed to make the transfer with Frank Lampard’s approval. Arsenal though, who signed18-year-old centre-half William Saliba before loaning him straight back to St Etienne, were after a younger centre-back and made two approaches, claims the report.

Arsenal looked to sign RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano and Juventus’ Daniele Rugani, says the report.
Arsenal?s head of football Raul Sanllehimade an enquiry at the start of the window for Upamecano but were put off by the huge asking price, while they were also quoted huge money for Juventus? Daniele Rugani.
Instead, Arsenal decided to break away from their strategy of bringing in young players who had potential andended up landing Luiz from Chelsea for a cut-rate 8million on ...
source: teamtal-everton
URL source: http://www.teamtalk.com/news/category/competitions/english-premiership/everton/

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