Atletico Madrid have informed suitors that they should pay his 50 million euro release clause to sign him according to reports.
In the past, Arsenal tried to use a player plus cash deal to get the midfielder but it did not happen. Atletico Madrid swiftly rejected the offer.
Juventus have employed a similar approach without success. Atletico recently offloaded Morata to Inter Milan on loan but will not soften their stance on Partey.
Arsenal were hoping to use Lucas Torreira as a makeweight for a deal but the Spanish club have informed the Gunners that they only want to take Lucas on loan. Now Arsenal have no option but to pay the full release clause of Partey.