Arsenal has suffered a significant switch ‘blow’ in a bid to signal midfielder, Thomas Partey, from Atletico Madrid this summer season.
The Gunners supplied each Alexandre Lacazette and Matteo Guendouzi to Atletico Madrid in an try to strike a deal for Partey however the La Liga giants weren’t .
The FA Cup champions have been pursuing the Ghanaian worldwide over the summer season however have didn’t make a breakthrough in discussions for his signature.
Partey has a £45 million launch clause in his present contract with Diego Simeone’s facet, and Atletico is insistent that Arsenal should pay that worth in the event that they wish to signal the participant.
Arsenal has seen their funds diminished because of the monetary affect of COVID-19 and particularly after the arrival of Gabriel Magalhaes for £27million from Lille.
Mikel Arteta’s facet are unlikely to satisfy the £45m for Partey, so that they have been attempting to barter a deal that entails swapping gamers.
Lacazette and Guendouzi have been each supplied in alternate for Partey, however Atletico didn’t take the bait, in accordance with a revered Italian journalist, Fabrizio Romano.
“For certain they [Arsenal] spoke with Atletico Madrid,” Romano stated on Lee Gunner’s YouTube channel.
“It was in the course of the assembly that they had for Thomas, the primary time it was in July.
“They spoke about Matteo Guendouzi, and so they additionally spoke about Lacazette, however for the time being, Atletico Madrid was not going for Lacazette.”
Arsenal is now anticipated to both pay £45m to signal Partey or permit Atletico gamers to handle a swap deal.
Partey’s present contract with Atletico expires in 2023.
The 27-year-old can also be attracting curiosity from Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan.