Aston Villa reject third Arsenal bid for Douglas Luiz

Arsenal want a new midfielder
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Arsenal have had a third deadline day bid for Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz rejected, 90min understands.

The Gunners submitted an offer of £25m plus add-ons for the Brazil international.

Villa have already knocked back two bids from Arsenal already in the last few hours, but the north London side were determined to complete a swoop before the 11pm deadline.

However, Arsenal have now decided to end their pursuit in the midfielder for the time being.

Luiz scored against Arsenal in Villa's 2-1 loss at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday evening, grabbing an equaliser directly from a corner before Gabriel Martinelli scored the winner for the hosts.

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Villa wanted to keep Luiz, despite him having a year left on his contract and making it clear to the club that he would like to move to Arsenal.

Steven Gerrard's side completed the signing of fellow midfielder Leander Dendoncker on a permanent deal from Wolves earlier on deadline day.