Arsenal are unlikely to bid again for Aston Villa Luiz in the January transfer window.
Following injuries to both Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny, the Gunners make a late bid for Luiz, but saw three offers knocked back by Villa, the highest being £25 million, despite the fact that he has less than a year left on his current contract with the West Midlands club.
But, although his price will, inevitably have dropped even further by the time that the January window opens, Arsenal are reported to have turned their attention to another Brazilian midfielder instead.
Danilo of Palmeiras is only 21 years of age, but he has already racked up close to 130 appearances for the Brazilian club, and helped them win the final of the Copa Libertadores last November.
He is on the fringes of the Brazilian national squad and, whilst the World Cup will probably come too early for him, a move to a leading European club, especially one with a number of Brazilians already in it, would boost his profile considerably.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.