The Gunners have been pursuing a move for the Atletico Madrid midfielder throughout this summer.
And according to a report from Spanish outlet Gol, Atletico Madrid have agreed a deal for out-of-favour Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira.
What’s more, the report claims there are talks over the possibility of including Torreira as part of the Partey deal to reduce the £50million required to sign the Ghanaian.
And Arsenal fans are getting very excited over those reports as they scramble to discover whether they could be true.
The report also claims that if Partey is not part of the Torreira deal, Thomas Lemar or Diego Costa could be offered up.
Though, there is no mention of what sort of deal that would involve, and it would, of course, depend what Arsenal are interested in.
Currently, it seems they are very much focused on Partey, while Lyon star Houssem Aouar continues to be linked.