Friday, August 4, 2023

ALMOST DONE: Arsenal Star Midfielder Set to Join Italian Giant

Arsenal star Thomas Partey “is in talks” with Juventus, it has been claimed.

The Gunners have spent some £200million this summer, as they look to go one better than last term’s second-place Premier League finish.


Arsenal have signed Kai Havertz from Chelsea for £65million, brought in Jurrien Timber from Ajax for £38million and secured a club-record £105million deal for Declan Rice.


However, with Arsenal looking to sign £40million rated David Raya from Brentford, there will likely be outgoings before the summer window closes.

One player that has been frequently linked with a move away in recent months is Partey. Rice and Havertz’s arrivals have seen the Ghana international’s place in the team appear more precarious.


Indeed, Fabrizio Romano claimed that a “big offer” could tempt Arsenal to sell the midfielder, with clubs in the Saudi Pro League and Juventus having allegedly expressed an interest.


Juventus in for Thomas Partey

According to Sky Sports Italy journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Juventus have made “new contacts” with Partey over a move.


Indeed, Juve were interested in Barcelona’s Franck Kessie, but the midfielder has opted to move to Saudi Arabian outfit Al Ahli in a £12.9million deal.


In turn, Juventus have turned their attention to Partey. However, the Turin outfit will allegedly only make a move for the 30-year-old should there be an exit in their midfield.


As per Di Marzio, while Weston McKennie is likely to stay at Juve beyond the summer, Denis Zakaria could depart.


The 26-year-old is in talks with Monaco, with Juve demanding £17million for his services.


However, Arteta appears open to the possibility of Partey staying, having insisted the midfielder could operate alongside Rice in his starting XI ahead of Arsenal’s pre-season friendly against Monaco.


The Spaniard explained: “They can play together and that was in my plans. You want to improve the squad and have more quality.


“We need players who can play together but we need players in the same position who can fight for their places.

“It’s something we haven’t had over the last few years and we wanted to improve that and that’s why we bought Declan.”

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