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Arsenal make deadline day move for Thomas Partey in dramatic transfer twist

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

 

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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)

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