Futballnews gathered that the legal team is already at Colney sorting out paper works while the medical team could complete his medicals in Spain.
Arsenal coach, Mikel Arteta won’t be able to sign Houssem Aouar after the Lyon midfielder committed his future to the Ligue 1 club.
The Gunners are now ready to trigger the £45million buy out clause in Partey’s contract as they also look forward to offloading several players before tonight’s 11 pm deadline.
This development means no further negotiation with Atletico is needed as they will now focus can be on agreeing personal terms with the Ghana international.
🚨 Arsenal make late move to sign Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid. Contacted 27yo camp expressing intention to pay clause. #AFC making all necessary arrangements (medical in Spain etc) + optimistic. Credit @charles_watts— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) October 5, 2020
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Having established himself as one of the best holding midfielders in Europe after several impressive seasons for the La Liga club, Partey has been on the radar of both Chelsea and Arsenal. The Premier League clubs are keen to add a central midfielder to their squad before the deadline.
Declan Rice is Blues’ alternative target to the Ghanian. But it appears the midfielder will be staying in the club at least this summer.
Other Arsenal transfer news
One of such players going out on loan to Hertha Berlin is Matteo Guendouzi. The French midfielder has completed his medical at the club. The German club will reportedly pay a hefty €4m fee to acquire him on loan as well as paying the entirety of his wages for the upcoming season.
Athletico will also sign Lucas Torreira on loan.