English Premier League side Arsenal are reported to be closing in on a deal to sign Ghana star Thomas Partey.
The Gunners have maintained their interest in the Atletico Madrid midfielder despite attempts by the Spanish club to frustrate them by offering to increase his buyout clause.
According to Spanish outlet La Razon, Arsenal are on the verge of sealing a deal for the 27-year-old despite the financial concerns arising from the coronavirus pandemic.
Mikel Arteta is expected to be working with a restricted budget this summer in the wake of the viral outbreak, but the report claims that the Gunners will be able to meet Partey's £47m release clause without problem.
Partey has impressed for Atletico this season, making 40 appearances for Diego Simeone's side across all competitions and chalking up three goals and one assist.