Thomas Partey: Arsenal keen to sell 3 players to fund transfer of Atletico midfielder

Thomas Partey: Arsenal keen to sell 3 players to fund transfer of Atletico midfielder

- Thomas Partey is a top summer priority signing for Mikel Arteta

- This is despite Arteta sealing the transfer of a number of players including Willian

- However, Arsenal are unable to match Partey's release clause of £43million

- The Gunners must therefore offload some players in a bid to boost their transfer kitty

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Arsenal are reportedly ready to cash in on three players to fund the transfer of Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid.

Atletico have already rejected two bids from Arsenal for the midfielder as they hold out for the £43million release clause.

The Gunners have thus far sealed deals for Gabriel Magalhaes, Dani Ceballos and Willian.

However, they are said to be keen to spend big in a bid to add reinforcements within their ranks ahead of the new season.

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Partey is thought to be top on the club's transfer wishlist, with the midfielder a priority signing for Mikel Arteta.

Thomas Partey: Arsenal keen to sell 3 players to fund transfer of Atletico midfielder

Arsenal are unable to match Partey's release clause of £43million. Photo: Getty Images.
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But with Atletico demanding a massive fee for the Ghanaian, Arsenal may have no choice but to sell some players to fund the transfer.

The north London club reportedly want to offload Matteo Guendozi, with La Liga side Valencia said to be interested in the out-of-favour France international.

The Gunners initially offered Atletico the 21-year-old in a swap deal for Partey, but the Spanish giants were not open to the deal.

Defender Sokratis is the other Arsenal star on the chopping board and could leave the Emirates for Napoli.

Given the Greek star has just a year left on his current deal with Arsenal, he may not be able to command a huge fee, with £3.5million being touted for the 32-year-old.

The Mikel Arteta-tutored side also hope to raise some money from Rob Holding who has been linked with a loan move to Newcastle United.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Premier League side Arsenal are reportedly interested in the signing Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey so as to bolster their squad for next season in all competitions.

Since the day the Gunners defeated Chelsea in the final of the FA Cup at Wembley, Mikel Arteta who is the manager has been planning to bring more legs to the Emirates.

The Gunners will be playing in the Europa League next season thanks to their FA Cup win as they failed to finish among the top four at the just concluded Premier League season.

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