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Thomas Partey to Arsenal: Atletico Madrid promise, Edu offers three players, contract demands

Arsenal have already completed the signing of former Chelsea winger Willian on a free-transfer.

The Brazilian adds experience and quality to the Gunners’ squad, but Mikel Arteta is still looking for additional recruits.

One area in particular is the centre of his midfield, with Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey thought to be a key target.

With that in mind, here is a round-up of everything we know so far concerning the midfielder’s future and what the latest developments are concerning his potential switch to the Emirates Stadium this summer.

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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 consideration.”

Father’s Premier League hint

Partey’s father also reiterated his son’s desire to move to England one day.

“I personally told him to move on, if he is not wanted at where he is right now,” he told Enigye FM.

“Because he might be wanted at somewhere else and so he will like to move to England if he gets the chance.”

Arsenal ‘make contact’

According to The Guardian, Atletico Madrid have moved to fend off serious interest from Arsenal by offering Thomas Partey a new contract.

The Gunners have reportedly established…

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