In a recent development, Arsenal’s dynamic midfielder, Thomas Partey, has emerged as a prime target for Serie A heavyweights Juventus, as confirmed by multiple reports.
It is believed that Partey has given his consent to the potential move, indicating his willingness to explore a new challenge.
Manager Mikel Arteta is envisioning a significant overhaul of Arsenal’s midfield during the upcoming summer transfer window, with Granit Xhaka also anticipated to depart.
The Gunners are currently on the verge of finalizing a deal to secure the services of Chelsea’s versatile player, Kai Havertz, who boasts the ability to operate both in the attacking front three and midfield.
Additionally, West Ham’s talented midfielder, Declan Rice, remains a priority target for Arteta as he looks to strengthen his squad.
Nevertheless, Arsenal now face strong competition from reigning Premier League and European champions, Manchester City, in their pursuit of Rice.
Having had two bids rejected by West Ham, the Gunners find themselves in a challenging situation.
If they fail to secure Rice’s signature, it is conceivable that they may reconsider any offers for Partey, particularly if West Ham’s £90 million captain makes a move to North London.
Losing out on Rice would be a substantial blow for Arsenal, making it unwise to let go of the Ghanaian international.
However, considering the unpredictable nature of Arsenal’s decision-making in the past, particularly at the Emirates Stadium, one cannot completely rule out the possibility of surprising outcomes.
Arteta does have alternatives at his disposal, with Jorginho being one of them.
Additionally, he has set his sights on acquiring Southampton’s Romeo Lavia and Brighton’s Moises Caicedo, which further implies that Partey’s departure cannot be entirely dismissed if Rice fails to join Arsenal.
Partey has attracted interest from AS Monaco and Saudi Arabia, with Juventus now entering the race, according to renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano.
Romano reveals that Juventus has initiated inquiries and is contemplating a move for the talented midfielder.
Gianluca Di Marzio, another reliable source, also confirms Juventus’ interest in Partey.
Despite their intention to extend the contract of Manchester United target Adrien Rabiot, newly appointed Juventus manager Max Allegri has identified Partey as a primary midfield target.
Di Marzio suggests that the former Atletico Madrid player has given his approval for the transfer, making it a feasible option.
Juventus would be pleased with the proposed fee of €18-20 million, as it aligns favorably with their financial perspective.
In a tweet, Di Marzio further reveals that Partey is eager to make the move to Juventus.
The Italian giants are expected to intensify their pursuit if Rabiot, who is approaching the end of his contract in June, decides against extending his stay.
Additional reports indicate that Arsenal could receive a considerably higher sum if they choose to sell Partey to a club in Saudi Arabia.
Romano suggests that Saudi clubs are willing to pay €40 million in three installments for the midfielder. However, it is important to note that Partey has not yet entertained any proposals from the ambitious Middle Eastern league.
As the transfer saga unfolds, it remains to be seen whether Arsenal will retain Partey or succumb to the mounting interest from Juventus, Saudi Arabia, and potentially other suitors.
The forthcoming weeks promise to provide clarity regarding the midfielder’s future and the Gunners’ midfield revamp under Arteta’s leadership