The report in the British tabloid has claimed that Partey is Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta’s number one transfer target in the summer transfer window.
The 26-year-old defensive midfielder is rated at £50 million, according to the report, and was described by his Atletico boss Diego Simeone as “extraordinary” in 2019, as quoted in The London Evening Standard.
Atletico want a striker and have targeted Lacazette, and Arsenal could offer the France international in order to sign the Ghana international defensive midfielder, according to the report.
While Lacazette is a very good striker, he has not always played regularly, and with the emergence of Eddie Nketia, Arsenal can afford to cash in on him this summer.
After all, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is banging in the goals for fun for the Gunners and is Arteta’s first-choice striker.
Football in England and Spain is suspended at the moment due to the global health crisis, and it is not clear when the summer transfer window will open.