Ruben Neves shock Premier League return could affect Aston Villa star's future
Former Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves could be the key to Douglas Luiz staying at Villa as Arsenal eye a midfield signing.
The London club are long-term admirers of Luiz and saw three late bids rejected for him in the summer of 2022, before Luiz went on to sign a new contract at Villa a month later.
The Brazilian has impressed under Unai Emery and Arsenal are monitoring him ahead of a potential move, however reports have suggested they are also lining up Neves as a potential alternative.
Neves left Wolves in June for a club record £47million as he joined Saudi Arabian outfit Al Hilal.
The Portuguese international has been linked with a return to the Premier League, with Newcastle reportedly interested, but any Arsenal move could see Villa benefit and keep Luiz beyond January.