Sky Sports dropped a bomb two weeks ago when they claimed that David Luiz’s Arsenal contract was coming to an end.
It was widely reported the Brazilian was on a two-year contract when he switched Chelsea for Arsenal last summer.
However, it seems like Luiz will soon be a free agent if Arsenal decide against triggering an extension in his contract.
A player of Luiz’s experience shouldn’t have too many problems finding a new club. Benfica’s President Luis Felipe Vieira opened the door for the defender to return to the Estadio da Luz if his contract runs out. (A Bola)
That would be an emotional return to the club where he initially made a name for himself. However, Luiz now has another option where he could make some good money.
A Bola have revealed that Russian giants Zenit Saint Petersburg want to sign David Luiz this summer in order to replace one of his former teammates.
Former Chelsea star Branislav Ivanovic is expected to leave Zenit this summer, and the Russians view Luiz as an ideal replacement for the Serbian defender.
There have been rumours that have revealed that Luiz wants to stay in London with Arsenal. However, his six-figure wages might just be what is holding the deal up at the moment.
Arsenal might ask him to lower his wage demands before extending his contract, and there is a good chance that Luiz agrees to that instead of moving to Russia or Portugal this summer.
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