Report: Arsenal have £17.6 million bid for Chelsea star David Luiz rejected

David Luiz of Chelsea gives the thumbs up after The Emirates FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on May 19, 2018 in London, England.

Arsenal reportedly made a move to sign the Chelsea ace.

David Luiz #30 of Chelsea FC smiles during a Chelsea FC International Champions Cup training session at National Stadium on July 24, 2017 in Singapore.

According to French media outlet Le 10 Sport, Arsenal have had a £17.6 million bid for David Luiz rejected by Chelsea.

Unai Emery has a lot of work to do at the Emirates this summer, if he is to guide his side back into Champions League contention, and he has obviously identified his defence as an area that needs addressing.

David Luiz #30 of Chelsea FC arrives during the International Champions Cup match between FC Internazionale and Chelsea FC at National Stadium on July 29, 2017 in Singapore.

The Gunners have already signed Stephan Lichtsteiner on a free transfer, and are close to capturing Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund.

Le 10 Sport claims that Emery is far from finished with his defensive rebuild at Arsenal, however.

The French publication claims that Arsenal submitted a €20 million (£17.6 million) offer to Chelsea for David Luiz - a bid that was subsequently rejected by the Blues.

David Luiz of Chelsea walks off after being sent off during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on September 17, 2017 in London, England.

The Brazil international was ostracised by Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge last season, and he made just 10 Premier League appearances.

A move away from west London appears to be on the cards for Luiz, but Arsenal will have to up their initial offer, if they want to bring the 31-year-old to the Emirates this summer.

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