Arsenal: Atletico Madrid transfer to Lucas Torreira could unlock deal with Thomas Partey | Football News

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Lucas Torreira joined Arsenal from Sampdoria in July 2018

Atletico Madrid are confident they will secure a loan deal for Lucas Torreira which could hold the key to Arsenal’s chances of signing Thomas Partey.

The two clubs are in talks about a move for the Uruguayan midfielder but, as Atletico pursue a loan from a straight season, Arsenal are looking to sell the 24-year-old on a permanent deal or an obligated loan. ‘purchase.

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Funds from a sale to Atletico would allow Arsenal to partially fund the £ 45million release clause in Partey’s contract, and they know doing business with the La Liga club could make it easier for them the way to sign the Ghanaian international.

Serie A Torino remain attached to Torreira – who has already spent time in Italy with Pescara and Sampdoria – and a deal worth £ 22million is under discussion, while Sky in Italy also report that Fiorentina has expressed an interest.

Thomas Partey has a release clause of & # 163; 45m in his contract with Atletico Madrid

Thomas Partey has a £ 45million release clause in his Atletico Madrid contract

Torreira has yet to be part of a match squad for Arsenal this season, and appears to be one of many players who are not on Arteta’s plans.

Midfielders Mesut Ozil and Matteo Guendouzi have yet to play for Arsenal this campaign as the duo have potentially played their last games for the club.

As talks between the clubs continue, Arsenal are looking for alternatives such as Jorginho from Chelsea and Houssem Aouar from Lyon.

Jorginho ranks 10th in the Premier League in total number of attempted passes since the start of 2019/20, the majority of which are in the middle of his own half and across the pitch further forward

Jorginho ranks 10th in the Premier League in total number of attempted passes since the start of 2019/20, the majority of which are in the middle of his own half and across the pitch further forward

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta was Pep Guardiola’s assistant when Manchester City nearly signed Jorginho from Napoli in 2018.

However, the Italy international appears to be part of Frank Lampard’s plans at Chelsea and has been the team’s captain in both of their Premier League games so far this season.

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Arteta: “Very difficult” for Ozil to return to Arsenal squad

Arteta has admitted that it is “very difficult” for Ozil to return to his Arsenal squad after leaving the midfielder for a fourth consecutive team.

Asked to explain the prolonged absence of Ozil – who hasn’t played for the club since March 7 – from his team, Arteta said: “The team is evolving, you can see the level they are reaching.

“This is where we are at the moment. We want to evolve more, play better and compete better. We must continue to maintain this.

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“I’m really happy with the performance here, how difficult they make it for the coaching staff to select the team.

“We select the players who we think are the best for each game. You can see that we continue to train, that’s what we’re trying to do.

“You can see that the players that we change, we use, it’s very difficult every week – not [just] for Mesut – but also for some other players to be part of the team. Every week we try to choose the right players.

“Of course, I understand and respect your questions, but I must try to do my job as fair as possible. I try to select the players who are, in my opinion, in the best condition. “

Summer transfer period – key dates and times

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A domestic market window for Premier League-EFL deals then runs from 5 October and ends on Friday 16 October at 5 p.m. Follow all the news and analyzes on SSN and through Sky Sports” digital platforms, including with our Transfer center Blog.

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