Arsenal ready to offer Alexandre Lacazette as part of deal to sign Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid
English Premier League side Arsenal are ready to offer Alexandre Lacazette to Atletico Madrid to seal the transfer of Thomas Partey in the summer.
Partey is believed to be Mikel Arteta’s No?1 target as he prioritizes signing a new defensive midfielder ahead of 2020/21 season.
According to the Sun, the Gunners are willing to offer Lacazette as part of the deal to reduce the transfer fee.
The 26-year-old has been a key figure for Los Rojiblancos and was pivotal in both legs of Atletico’s Champions League win over Liverpool, which secured their place in the quarter-finals of the competition.
He has made 36 appearances in all competitions for Atletico, scored three goals and provided one assist in the campaign.
His contract with the LaLiga side is set to expire in 2023, however, the club is keen on extending Partey's contract until 2025 which comes with a larger release clause than the current one.
The Ghana international came through the club's academy after moving to Spain at the age of 18.
Manchester United and Chelsea are among the clubs looking to bring him to England and Barcelona are also monitoring the progress of the player.