Arsenal are working on sales in a bid to bolster funds for a Thomas Partey transfer.

Mikel Arteta is desperate to boost his squad in the transfer window after landing the FA Cup to sneak into the Europa League next campaign.

But he must do on a shoestring budget with the coronavirus crisis hitting the Gunners particularly hard.

Arteta would love to sign Atletico Madrid star Partey after making a defensive midfielder a top priority.

But the Wanda Metropolitano outfit are demanding his full release clause - which stands at £45m, a number that is proving tricky for the north London outfit.

According to Football London, Arsenal are working on a number of deals that will see several players leave the Emirates.

But Partey has the choice of 10 other numbers at the north London side
Thomas Partey is wanted at Arsenal

That is done in the hope that it will raise enough funds for Arteta to splash out on Partey.

Matteo Guendouzi is an obvious candidate for the exit door with the Frenchman falling out with his manager.

Mesut Ozil is another the club would love to let go but there is no-one willing to match his £350,000-a-week wages and the playmaker is happy to wait out his contract.

Lucas Torreira is the latest to eye a departure from Arsenal with a number of Serie A clubs interested.

The Uruguay international: "I have a contract with the club and I have to respect it, obviously if I have to leave it will be for the best."

Lucas Torreira could well be leaving Arsenal this summer

AC Milan have had longstanding interest in the midfielder while Torino are another party interested.

Meanwhile, former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell has told the Emirates chiefs to land Partey for Arteta this summer.

"Thomas Partey is a signing that I desperately want to happen for Arsenal," he told GentingBet.

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"Because if you speak to any Arsenal supporter, there’s a lack of a holding midfelder who is big, strong, aggressive and complete.

"Arsenal have missed that since probably Patrick Vieira and Gilberto Silva.

"The team has missed that presence in the centre of the pitch.