Aston Villa's Douglas Luiz is drawing interest from Atletico Madrid

Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz is drawing interest from LaLiga giants Atletico Madrid with just one year remaining on his contract… but the Spanish side face competition in Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle for his services

  • Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz, 24, has drawn interest from LaLiga’s Atletico Madrid 
  • The Brazilian has also caught the eye of Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle United
  • Luiz has just one year left on his contract and has played 115 times for Aston Villa 

Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz is attracting interest from LaLiga side Atletico Madrid.

Reports suggest Atletico are preparing a £20million bid for Luiz, who has struggled to cement a place in Steven Gerrard’s struggling side as yet this season, although that will likely be rejected in favour of a higher fee.  

And it is not just suitors from afar that Villa will need to worry about, with domestic rivals Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle all interested, with reports suggesting Tottenham are joining that list, too. 

Douglas Luiz (left) has caught the eye of several sides including LaLiga’s Atletico Madrid

Villa have made a poor start to the 2022-23 season, winning just once and losing three more, and after having established himself as one of the league’s better midfielders outside of the top six, Luiz could be tempted by a move away. 

The defensive midfielder has nine caps for his national team – where he competes for a place alongside the likes of Casemiro, Fabinho and Fred – and has played 115 times for the west Midlands club, scoring six and assisting eight more. 

Luiz, 24, has just 12 months remaining on his current deal at Villa Park, which could see the player leave the club this summer, with the Premier League side likely wary of losing him for free next summer. 

Atletico signed Sergio Reguilon on loan from Tottenham on Tuesday, replacing Brazilian defender Renan Lodi, who joined the massing ranks of Nottingham Forest. 

Sergio Reguilon seals his season-long loan move to Atletico Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur

Reguilon had been left out of Antonio Conte’s first-team squad, with the manager keen to offload the Spanish international before this week’s transfer deadline. 

There was some interest from Lazio and also a possibility to stay in the Premier League with Fulham, but the former Real Madrid and Sevilla player was open to a return to Spain. 

The Spanish full-back signed for Spurs in the summer of 2020 and has made 67 appearances for the club, scoring two goals. 

The Spanish star played 67 times for Tottenham since joining the club from Real Madrid 

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