Inter step up Partey pursuit - reports

Inter step up Partey pursuit - reports
Atletico Madrid players (L-R) Thomas Partey, Sime Vrsaljko

by Bertin Basson

Monday Sep 14, 2020. 12:00

Inter Milan have reportedly stepped up their pursuit of Thomas Partey.

According to AS, the Serie A side are ready to offer Ivan Perisic as part of the deal following the Croatia international’s return to the San Siro.

Perisic spent last season on-loan at Bayern Munich and played a pivotal part in a treble-winning campaign which culminated in UEFA Champions League glory for the German giants.

Antonio Conte is now hoping to use the winger as makeweight in a deal that could significantly reduce Atletico Madrid’s €50 million asking price for Partey.

The Ghanian midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal in recent months, but the Gunners have seemingly thrown in the towel after failing to meet Atleti’s evaluation of the 27-year-old.

Juvents and Paris Saint-Germain are also said to be interested in signing the midfielder who has reportedly turned down a new contract in the Spanish capital.

Partey has scored 16 goals in 185 appearances for Atletico Madrid.

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