Sky Sport Italia reporter Gianluca di Marzio has confirmed that Arsenal are interested in landing the signature of Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid during the summer transfer window. The Gunners have lacked the presence of a tough tackling midfielder for a number of years and they are keen to address the issue when the transfer window reopens.
In a Q&A session on Sky Sports News, Di Marzio acknowledged the Gunners’ interest in the Ghanaian midfielder. However, he added that the deal won’t be straightforward for the Gunners, given Atletico won’t sell him for anything less than his release clause, he told: “Arsenal want him a lot. Every Atletico Madrid player is in the market. So, it depends a lot on the offer. Atletico are open to selling every player if the offer is good. It also depends on budget – how much Arsenal can afford? And how much Atletico want? Atletico will want money, so it is difficult to see them doing a deal involving other players as part of it.”
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