Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey has been a No.1 target for Arsenal throughout the course of the summer.
The Gunners top brass made the 27-year-old Ghanaian international their main midfield target and have been patiently hoping that they could reach agreements with both he and Atletico Madrid.
Atletico have remained resistant to approaches however, detailing they would only sell if the £45million release clause in his contract was met.
The Spanish giants have not wavered on that stance and have been looking to tie Partey down to a new contract, which would allow them to substantially raise that clause.
But Partey, whose current deal runs until 2023, has held out in negotiations, surveying the landscape after being attached to Atleti for seven years.
He rejected the offer of a new contract earlier in the summer and little has been found in the way of a resolution since.
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