Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey wants a switch to Arsenal ahead of the next season.
The Ghana international has informed his fellow Atletico Madrid teammates of his desire to join Arsenal and Gunners manager Mikel Arteta is a huge fan of the versatile player and he would like to sign the Ghana star for the Premier League outfit.
The 26-year-olf has a release clause of £45m and Atletico Madrid is preparing for bids.
Arsenal is also keen on including Alexandre Lacazette into the deal in a bid to reduce the aking price with Atletico Madrid manager a huge fan of the French attacker for years.
Atletico Madrid would be out to sign a replacement for the Ghana star or rely on former Real Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente in the middle of the park.