Mikel Arteta is keen to reinforce his midfield options by adding Partey to his squad this summer.
But Atletico have stood firm over the 27-year-old’s availability and will only sell him if his €50m (£43m) release clause is activated.
The report now claims that Atletico are targeting Roca but the move is dependant on whether Partey is sold this summer.
Atletico have already rejected Arsenal’s offer of Matteo Guendouzi plus £22.7m in exchange for Partey earlier this summer.
It’s also understood that Partey is keen on joining Arsenal before the end of the transfer window but he will not force a move away from Atletico.
Atletico, however, have failed to reach an…