According to reports in Spain Arsenal target Thomas Partey has rejected the offer of a new contract from Atletico Madrid, handing Arsenal a boost in their pursuit of the defensive midfielder.
Marca (via The Sun) claims Atletico Madrid are resigned to losing Thomas Partey this summer, with Espanyol midfielder Marc Roca already lined up as a replacement for the midfielder who had been a target for Arsenal and Paris Saint-germian.
Arsenal have consistently beepn linked with a move for midfielder Thomas Partey this summer. The 27-year-old is seen as a top target for Arteta, but the player’s £45 million release clause has, until now, posed a problem, as Arsenal seems reluctant to pay his release clause. And Atletico madrid turn down a swap deal for Thomas Partey, they are interested in cash only.
The Gunners could be forced to raise transfer funds through the sale of other players, with the club willing to listen to offers for Matteo Guendouzi, Shokdran Mustafi and Lucas Torreira, Sokartis, Chambers, Holding, kolasinac and Ozil.