Hours after Mateo Guendouzi passed his medicals at Hertha Berlin, Arsenal have reportedly launched a dramatic $50m late move for Thomas Partey. The Gunners are now trying to complete a last-gasp deal for the Atletico Madrid star, despite initially cooling their interest in favour of a move for Houssem Aouar.
Lyon gave Arsenal a deadline of Friday to complete a deal for Aouar but the Gunners failed to table an offer that satisfied the demands of president Jean-Michel Aulas.
Aouar decided to stay put following a meeting with the board and the Gunners remain determined to bring in a midfielder.
Matteo Guendouzi looks set to join Hertha Berlin on a season-long loan and he will need replacing
As will Lucas Torreira, who looks set to join Atletico on a temporary deal with an option to buy
Atletico have been firm all summer that if Arsenal want to sign Thomas, they will have to pay his £45million release clause
According to Goal Arsenal correspondent, Charles Watts, they have now made a deadline day swoop for the Ghanaian as they look to pull off a major coup in the final hours of a long transfer window.(See tweet above)