Arsenal not giving up on Thomas Partey – Report


European transfer expert, Gianluca di Marzio has reported that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is eager to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey.

Partey has been linked with a switch to several top European clubs including Bayern Munich, Arsenal and Manchester United.

Arsenal who have been credited with a huge interest in the Ghana international as Arteta aims to revamp his midfield options next season.

But it will all get down to the terms Atletico are prepared to set for Partey’s departure.

Sky Italia’s Gianluca di Marzio revealed: “Arsenal want him a lot. Every Atletico Madrid player is in the market.

“So, it depends a lot on the offer. Atletico are open to selling every player if the offer is good.

“It also depends on budget – how much Arsenal can afford? And how much Atletico want?

“Atletico will want money, so it is difficult to see them doing a deal involving other players as part of it.

“They are very smart when it comes to doing deals and it will not be a surprise if Thomas Partey was to stay.

“He is young, he is not like Diego Costa, and they can sell him next year if they want or even in two years’ time. So they are in control.”