The 34-year-old’s existing contract at the Emirates Stadium expires in late June and a final decision on the Brazilian’s future is unlikely to be made before the end of the 2020-21 season.

According to Brazilian journalist Jorge Nicola, however, are considering the possibility of offering the center-back a new contract until June 2022.

Nicola also claims that Benfica and Fenerbahce have also been in contact with the South American, while a large number of Brazilian clubs are said to be closely monitoring developments / p> Luiz has struggled with a number of injuries this season but has appeared 30 times in all competitions for Mikel Arteta’s side, scoring two goals.

The defender missed the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday night against Villarreal, who ended in a 2-1 defeat due to a thigh complaint.