- Thomas Partey is close to joining Arsenal as reports claim the Gunners are willing to pay his release clause
- The 27-year-old has been heavily linked with the north London club in the last few months
- Atletico Madrid are willing to sign Gunners outcast Lucas Torreira to confirm a deal for the Ghanaian star
Thomas Partey's £45million release clause will finally be met by Arsenal on deadline day, reports by Goal claim the Gunners have told Atletico Madrid.
The Ghanaian international has been linked with a move to the Emirates as Mikel Arteta looks to bolster his squad in the new season.
According to news outlet Goal, Arsenal have told the Spanish club that they want the deal to be finalized on deadline day and are ready to pay the midfielder's release clause.
Spanish TV El Chiringuito also stated that the 27-year-old has told Rojiblancos he wishes to play for the north London club.
Atletico are willing to extend Partey's deal at the Wanda Metropolitano but the club have been unable to meet his demands due to the economic situation caused by the pandemic.
Diego Simeone reportedly prefers holding onto the Ghanian star and putting up the likes of Hector Herrera, Thomas Lemar and Nikola Kalinic for sale.
Lucas Torreira is close to moving in the opposite direction but Atletico need to sell before they can officially confirm the deal for the Uruguayan star who passed his medical.
Meanwhile, out of favour Arsenal star Matteo Guendouzi has successfully undergone a medical ahead of a loan move to Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Europa League draws have been held and some interesting fixtures for top Premier League clubs have emerged for the group phase.
Arsenal who played in the finals in 2019 were grouped alongside Rapid Vienna, Swedish side Molde, and Irish club Dundalk.
Jose Mourinho's Tottenham will play Ludogorets, LASK, and Belgian side Royal Antwerp while Leicester City will take on Braga, AEK Athens and Zorya Luhansk.
The Special One won the competition in his debut season with Premier League club Manchester United in 2017.
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