Arsenal told Atletico Madrid they are ready to fulfill the £ 45m midfielder release requirement as Arsenal move to get a deal on the day of the deadline to hit priority Mikel Arteta’s goal before the transfer window closes.
Arsenal have informed Atletico Madrid that they are ready to meet Thomas Partey’s £ 45m release clause as Arsenal look to finalize the midfielder’s deadline day deal.
Mikel Arteta has been keen to consolidate his midfield this summer, but has been frustrated by the club’s inability to secure its key goals this window.
Sportsmail Realizing that there are many hurdles to overcome in order to finalize the deal, Arsenal is confident of closing the deal before the window closes at 11 pm tonight.
Arsenal have informed Atletico that they are prepared to fulfill the condition to release Thomas Partey
Partie, 27, is a prime target for Mikel Arteta, who is looking to boost his midfield options
The 27-year-old has been closely linked with the move to Emirates Stadium, as has Lyon star Hussam Al Awar, but Arsenal have not yet been able to meet the price tags set for both players.
Atletico insists Arsenal must fulfill the £ 45mn release requirement if they want to sign him.
Arsenal are ready to meet £ 45m, which makes the deadline exciting
Defensive midfielder Lucas Torreira is set to go the other way but Atleti needs to sell first
The Spanish club have been keen to extend the midfielder’s deal, but the financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic means Atletico is unable to meet the player’s demands.
Hector Herrera and Nikola Kalinic are being shown to other clubs as Atletico seek to raise money by selling other players.
Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira is close to joining Simeone’s side, but the club needs to sell before they can officially confirm the deal. The Uruguayan passed a medical examination on Saturday and faces a nervous wait before the switch is complete.
Meanwhile, Gunners’ shunned Matteo Guindozzi underwent a medical examination before moving on loan to Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga.
The young man fell into the chain of command in north London after a dispute with Arteta, as he left the Spaniard unimpressed by a series of misdemeanors.