In October, we relayed news from Spain that Arsenal had been ‘willing’ to sign Thomas Partey before the start of the season.

It was also explained Atlético Madrid were planning to renew the midfielder’s contract after threat from the Premier League club.

However, the Ghana international has so far not signed an extension and his current deal, which has a €50m release clause, runs down in 2023.

According to Libertad Digital, the Gunners are ‘very serious’ about the 26-year-old and have already contacted his entourage to propose an operation. The club’s idea is to pay his €50m clause in the summer.

Thomas’ priority is to continue in Madrid, yet Arsenal’s offer is on the table and they are keen on acquiring his services.

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The same outlet also explains the player and his representative are negotiating a new deal with Diego Simone’s side. Libertad Digital contacted the La Liga club and they are unaware of interest from Mikel Arteta’s side.

Atlético’s plan is to offer Thomas a new deal and retain him beyond this season.