Arsenal are continually discussed as the next destination for Atlético Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey.
The Ghana international’s current contract with the La Liga side expires in 2023, and he has a release clause of €50m in his contract.
Diego Simeone’s side have trying to tie down the 27-year-old to a new deal, so they can increase his asking price.
Friday’s edition of AS explains Los Rojiblancos’ squad for next season will ‘practically be the same as now’, barring a few changes. They have to find a solution for Thomas and sell one of the right-backs.
The newspaper explains Atlético are facing a ‘big dilemma’ with the midfielder’s future beyond this season.
He’s had a renewal offer for three months and if he agrees to sign a new contract, the player can triple his wages. However, the defensive midfielder has not yet committed his future to the club.
AS add Atlético will only let Thomas leave if any suitors (including the Gunners) pay his €50m release clause.
The Spanish side have made it clear it’s ‘money or nothing’ and they will not entertain any sort of exchange deal for Thomas.