Thomas Partey to Arsenal: Fresh transfer approach, Juventus enter race, contract request

There are days to go until the start of the 2020/21 Premier League season, but Arsenal remain busy in the summer transfer market.

The Gunners have bolstered their squad with the signings of Willian, Gabriel Magalhaes and the loan capture of Dani Ceballos.

But Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta remains keen on signing another dynamic player.

And one player who is on the Gunners’ radar is Atletico Madrid midfielder 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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Atletico eye replacement

Atletico Madrid are eyeing a move for Partey’s replacement.

According to Marca, Atleti are lining up a move for Espanyol’s Marc Roca.

But the report claims the La Liga giants might need an influx of funds to get the deal done with Roca’s release clause at £40million.

That could see them give way on Partey, demanding the full release clause of £45million until now.

Arsenal will be hoping that’s the case, apparently desperate to land the midfielder but unwilling to stump up the £45million.

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…