Arsenal are reportedly close to agreeing a deal with Atletico Madrid over the signing of Thomas Partey according to London Sources.
Atletico Madrid have recently expressed in signing want away Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira and a swap deal is being proposed.
Lucas Torreira is in talks with Atletico Madrid with the Spanish club offering a loan-to-buy deal.
Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano reports that Torreira is desperate to leave the Gunners but Arsenal want to sell now while Atleti would need to offload some players in order to afford the fee.
However, the North Londoners may be hopeful that a deal for Torreira would allow them to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey for a knockdown price.
Diego Simeone and co have so far been very insistent that Partey will leave if the club receive a bid of £45m and not a penny less.