David Luiz close to signing new one-year Arsenal contract. Arsenal still hopeful of making Pablo Mari a permanent signing.
The Brazilian was due to be out of contract at the end of the June with Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta urging the club to extend his deal earlier this month.
He initially moved to the Emirates on a one-year deal from Chelsea in 2019 – rather than the reported two-year contract – his agent Kia Joorabchian confirmed to Sky Sports News.
Arsenal are also still hopeful of making Pablo Mari a permanent signing with the club retaining an option to buy the defender for a fee believed to be £13.5m.
Arteta also confirmed the club’s intention to sign Cedric Soares on a permanent deal from Southampton. Despite the 28-year-old didn’t play a single game for the club since arriving on loan in January due to injury.
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