Report: Mikel Arteta handed Thomas Partey transfer boost due to Atletico Madrid issue

Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has been handed a boost in his pursuit of Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey this summer.

Since summer transfer re-opens earlier of this week, Mikel Arteta is desperate to snap up the 27-year-old Ghanaian international as they offered player-plus-cash but their offer was rejected by the Spanish giants.

The reports have claimed the north London outfit are willing to include out-of-favour midfielder Matteo Guendouzi in any deal for Thomas Partey.

However, Atletico Madrid are instead demanding Partey’s £44m (€50m) release clause is met.

Meanwhile, the north London outfit are lacking in funds this summer, meaning it’s unlikely they’ll pay the clause outright.

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is desperate to keep Partey at the club beyond this summer by offers him a new contract and commit his future at Wanda Metropolitano.

However, according to Goal, the Spanish giants cannot afford to give the 27-year-old Ghanaian international a new deal due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Report explains in details that the Spanish giants are lacking the funds to give Partey a fresh contract and the news will come as a major boost to Arteta and Arsenal as their pursuit of the midfielder continues.

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