David Luiz
David Luiz shown the red card. Photo: AP/ Frank Augstein

English Premier League side Arsenal have tabled a bid in the region of £17.5 million for Chelsea star, David Luiz.

The Brazilian has struggled to get regular game time this season, with the defender spending a large chunk of the campaign on the sidelines due to injury.

The 31-year-old made just 16 appearances in all competitions under Antonio Conte this season.

French outlet Le10 Sport, reports that Arsenal have tabled a £17.5m (€20m) to lure him to the Emirate next season.

According to the report, the Blues have snubbed the Gunners’ proposal, adding that Arsenal are yet to table a second offer for Luiz.

Should the Gunners land Luiz, he would become Unai Emery’s second summer signing.

Luiz would follow Stephan Lichtsteiner to the Emirates after the defender became Arsenal’s first deal.