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Thomas Partey to Arsenal: ‘Message’ to Mesut Ozil, fresh transfer talks, Atletico Madrid promise

Arsenal have been busy in the transfer market, signing Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes for £25million and re-signing Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos on a season-long loan.

Despite having bolstered their midfield options with Ceballos, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta remains keen on signing another dynamic player.

And one player who is on the Gunners’ radar is Atletico Madrid ace Thomas Partey.

And with that in mind, here is a round-up of everything we know so far about Partey’s future and Arsenal’s interest in him.

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What the player has said

The player has previously talked about his desire to play in the Premier League to put Arsenal on red alert.

“At the moment, I am happy at my club,” Partey told ESPN, speaking last summer.

“But in football, you never know when and where you’ll be in the next day or year

Thomas Partey looks on (Image: Mateo Villalba/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
(Image: Mateo Villalba/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

“The Premier League is a good league, it’s very competitive and has some of the best players in the world,” he added. “Hopefully, one day. I would like to play there.

“My agents are on it so I will leave everything for them,” he added.

“For me, I am happy playing football and I will continue to play where I am now until something comes up for consideration.”

Father’s Premier League hint

Partey’s father also reiterated his son’s desire to move to England one day.

“I personally told him to move on, if he is not wanted at where he is right now,” he told Enigye FM.

“Because he might be wanted at somewhere else and so he will like to move to England if he gets the chance.”

Arsenal ‘make contact’

According to The Guardian, Atletico Madrid have moved to fend off serious interest from Arsenal by offering Thomas Partey a new contract.

The Gunners have reportedly established contact with Thomas Partey’s…