Ghana star Thomas Partey is reportedly set to snub interest from Arsenal and sign a new contract with Atletico Madrid.
The Gunners have been in serious pursuit of the Atletico midfielder and Mikel Arteta has penciled down Partey as his priority target in the summer transfer window as he seeks to bolster his midfield.
GhanaSoccerNet, reports that Partey will instead put sign a new £135,000-per-week contract at the Wanda Metropolitano under Diego Simeone – which will see him double his wages.
The 27-year-old has a release clause in his current Atletico contract that runs out in 2023, believed to be between £42million and £45m.
But if he puts pen to paper on this lucrative new deal, Partey’s release clause would reportedly increase to a massive £87.2m.