Chelsea join the hunt for Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz

There has been numerous midfielders linked with Chelsea in past few months.

According to multiple reports emanating from England, Chelsea have joined the hunt for Aston Villa star Douglas Luiz.

The 24-year-old has been subject to interest from various Premier League clubs.

The Brazil international was signed by Aston Villa in July 2019 from Manchester City for a fee of 16.8 million euros. He has a contract until 2023 with the club.

He has banged in two goals in seven matches for Aston Villa this term on all fronts.

Douglas Luiz
Douglas Luiz

The 24-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Brazil. Luiz has earned nine senior caps for the Brazil national team but is yet to open his goal-scoring account for his nation.

The midfielder has just 9 months remaining on his contract and Aston Villa may consider a deal in this transfer window to avoid losing him for nothing next summer.

His impressive performances this season have apparently caught the eye of some of Europe’s big clubs.

Chelsea
Chelsea

Graham Potter is eager to add a midfielder to the squad. He wants an experienced player that can be a leader on and off the pitch for him. The report claims that Chelsea manager has extensively scouted Douglas Luiz and is considering a move for the midfielder.

Luiz is a skilled midfielder who can make a difference at both ends of the pitch. The former Manchester City man has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.

According to the report, “Chelsea are stepping up interest in Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz. The Birmingham Mail says Chelsea are looking to hijack a deal for Aston Villa ace and Arsenal target Douglas Luiz in the January transfer window. The midfielder’s contract runs out in June 2023 and it will be difficult for Villa to demand a high asking price with clubs eligible to begin pre-contract talks in January. The Blues joined in amid uncertainty surrounding N’Golo Kante and Jorginho’s future.”

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If Chelsea are genuinely interested, a deal would not be impossible to complete.

Aston Villa will be ready to part ways with the midfielder should the right offer arrives.

Good signing for Chelsea?

If Luiz is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Chelsea.

Douglas Luiz will be an ideal choice for Graham Potter as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his midfielders.

Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Chelsea. It will be interesting to see what happens when Chelsea come calling for Luiz this winter.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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