Arsenal are edging closer to securing the services of Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey.
Partey, who has a release clause of €50m at Atlético has been linked with a move to the Emirates since the start of this transfer window.
Arsenal have had numerous discussions with Atlético Madrid in previous weeks with the hope of acquiring Partey for less than his release clause. But that hasn’t materialized as Atlético have told Arsenal that Partey will leave if only his release clause is activated.
According to the Spanish and English media, Arsenal are now willing to pay the player’s release clause and Partey has made it known to Atlético that he will like to join Arsenal.
However, Arsenal are racing behind time and will need to finalize the transfer before tonight’s 11pm deadline.
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