Chelsea’s pursuit of Thomas Partey is looking increasingly bleak, according to one La Liga expert.
With that transfer window closing on just a few hours time, There has been alot of talk in the media that we will be looking to get one more transfer deal in to help improve the side defensively.
That has led to some shock speculation in the media that we are ready to activate the £50 million clause in the contract of Thomas Partey, and bring him to London, despite the mega interest from Arsenal in a potential transfer deal.
Atletico Madrid have a good deal of business to finalise on deadline day but Partey will likely not be involved, according to La Liga TV’s Semra Hunter, who has claimed a big offer will get a transfer deal done
Hunter told Sky Sports News: “Lucas Torreira is in Madrid, he had his medical a couple of days ago and he is ready to go, he passed that with flying colours.
“The problem is Atletico Madrid have to offload someone at the very least, it looks like it will be either Thomas Lemar or Hector Herrera or a combination of the two. But neither have a transfer deal in the works.
“When it comes to Thomas Partey, Atletico have said he is untransferable and they won’t sell him, but if Chelsea or Arsenal are interested, they will have to pay his release clause of £50m.
“As of right now, that hasn’t been activated and he is staying put. Atletico are counting on Partey and they have to get rid of someone else in order to make Torreira official.”
He would be brilliant if we were able to get a transfer deal done.