New reports emerging reveal that Arsenal’s hopes of signing Thomas Partey have suffered a blow, with Atletico Madrid reportedly wanting to swap the midfielder for Liverpool’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Partey has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal in recent weeks but Atletico are uncertain whether the Gunners would be able to afford his buy-out clause, which stands at £45million.
As reported by The Sun, Atletico are eager to bring in Oxlade-Chamberlain from Liverpool in a straight swap for Partey.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has made 34 appearances for Liverpool across all competitions this season as he has bounced back from the injury problems that hindered him in previous campaigns. Liverpool are unlikely to sanction the departure of Oxlade-Chamberlain, whose current contract at Anfield is set to run until the summer of 2023.
The England international’s ability to play out wide or as a central midfielder makes him a useful part of Jurgen Klopp’s squad.