In presumably the clearest indication that Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey might depart for Arsenal, the membership have moved to signal Marc Roca from Espanyol, Marca stories.
Partey has emerged because the Gunners’ primary switch precedence this summer season.
Nevertheless, the Premier League facet are reluctant to satisfy his £45million launch clause.
The Ghana midfielder is nevertheless eager on making the swap to Arsenal, however is just not urgent the LaLiga membership to go away.
Atletico have reportedly rejected a player-plus-cash provide from the Gunners and wish Partey’s full price paid.
The membership hopes to reinvest the cash in a transfer for Roca, who’s more likely to be Partey’s alternative on the Wanda Metropolitano.
Partey, a key man for Diego Simeone, made 46 appearances for Atletico final season and has a deal that runs till 2023.