Arsenal are near finishing a deadline day swoop for Thomas Partey.
The Atletico Madrid midfielder has been on the Gunners’ radar all through the summer season switch window however they’d been reluctant to satisfy his £45million launch clause.
Now, although, Arsenal have gone again in for Partey and are hoping to do a deal earlier than the 11pm deadline.
Samuel Zigah, who’s the 27-year-old’s PR officer, despatched followers into overdrive earlier on Monday by tweeting an emoji of an hourglass.
Arsenal are actually prepared to satisfy the Ghanaian’s launch clause in full, avoiding the necessity to negotiate with Atletico.
They’ve only a matter of hours to finalise the deal, nonetheless.
Partey is scheduled to have a medical in Spain on Monday night as Arsenal look to tie up the signing.
Mikel Arteta is making house in his squad as Arsenal look to herald Partey.
Matteo Guendouzi has joined Hertha Berlin on a season-long mortgage after falling out with Arteta amid considerations over his angle.
Lucas Torreira, in the meantime, may swap locations with Partey because the Uruguayan is anticipated to affix Atletico on mortgage.