Aston Villa have turned down Arsenal’s third offer of £25m for Douglas Luiz.
The Gunners had earlier seen bids of £20m and £23m rejected by Villa on Thursday.
Even Villa’s capture of Leander Dendoncker from Wolves didn’t shift their position on the Brazilian.
Sky Sports News reports that four clubs – Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool – were interested in signing Luiz ahead of the transfer deadline.
Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta wanted the player and has worked with him at Manchester City.
Luiz – who is out of contract next summer – would like to play for a club in the Champions League.
On Wednesday, Liverpool and Atletico Madrid also made a move for him. Juventus were interested as well. He can speak to foreign clubs like Atletico and Juventus from November 18 and leave as a free agent next summer.