Arsenal have reportedly agreed to pay Atletico Madrid the £45million release clause of Thomas Partey.
The Ghana international has been linked with a move to the Gunners throughout the summer window.
And now it appears a deal is close to being completed.
Mikel Arteta’s side were previously not willing to pay £45m for Partey and even tried to include Lucas Torreira – who is set to join Atletico on loan – in a deal.
Atletico refused to negotiate any fee lower than Partey’s release clause.
And now ESPN editor David Cartlidge claims Arsenal have informed Atletico they will match the £45m asking price.
The Atletico Madrid midfielder is reportedly one of Arteta’s top targets as he looks to add extra creativity to his side’s midfield.