Ghana midfielder, Thomas Partey has rejected the offer of a new contract from Atletico Madrid, Footballghana.com understand.
Partey, who has two years left on his contract has been a hot commodity on the transfer market has been strongly linked to Arsenal this summer with Juventus also expressing their interest in the midfielder.
Atletico are on the verge of signing Espanyol midfielder Marc Roca.
Roca has been identified as a replacement for Partey who is set to part ways with the club this summer.
The 27-year-old is seen as a top target for Arteta, but the player’s £45 million release clause has, until now, posed a problem.
However, the Gunners could be forced to raise transfer funds through the sale of other players, with the club willing to listen to offers for Matteo Guendouzi, Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Torreira.
Footballghana.com editor, Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah has exclusively revealed that the 27-year-old will join Arsenal this summer.
Partey has been a kingpin for Atletico since breaking into the first team in 2015.