Arsenal and Man Utd target Thomas Partey set for new £92m release clause

Thomas Partey of Atletico de Madrid
Partey has been excellent in the Atletico midfield this season (Picture: Getty Images)

Atletico Madrid are working on a new deal for midfielder Thomas Partey which would see his buy-out clause rise to £92million, according to reports.

Both Arsenal and Manchester United have been linked with the 26-year-old, but may be put off by a higher fee.

Partey’s current contract which expires in 2023 has a release clause of just £42m, but the Spanish club are looking to tie down his future for the long term.

Diego Simeone, Manager of Atletico Madrid
Simeone wants to keep hold of midfield talisman Partey (Picture: Getty Images)

According to Goal, Atletico are aware that the midfielder’s current cut-price fee is popping up on the radar of other European clubs, which will prompt them to take swift action.

The club acknowledge that the current terms of his contract are outdated relative to his importance to the team, making 24 La Liga appearances so far this season.

The Ghana international was pivotal in both legs of Atletico’s Champions League win over Liverpool, which secured their place in the quarter-finals of the competition.

Argentinian boss Diego Simeone is also keen to hold onto Partey, who came through the Spanish side’s academy.

The club are also happy with his attitude throughout the contract negotiations, and are confident they can offer a deal the player will be willing to accept.

The report states Partey is in line to take home an annual pay packet of around £4.1m, a big increase on his current salary.

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