The Ghana international has been linked with a move to the Premier League this summer, but could the Blues pip their London rivals Arsenal to this deal?
Well, according to the Guardian, it’s possible.
The report states that the west London outfit could look at alternatives to West Ham United’s Declan Rice as they try to land a defensive midfielder before the transfer window closes.
Furthermore, it’s claimed that one option could be Partey, who has a £45m release clause in his contract at Atletico.
Meanwhile, the Telegraph are reporting that Chelsea scouts have been watching Partey in recent months and he could be a replacement for Jorginho amid links to the Gunners and Paris Saint-Germain.
As expected, this transfer rumour has sparked a massive reaction from many Blues fans.
Take a look at what’s been said on Twitter…
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When asked about transfers on Friday, Blues head coach Frank Lampard didn’t want to be drawn on what could happen between now and Monday’s deadline.
“I wouldn’t call it thinning out the squad, I’m not sure that’s the right term, but we do have a big squad,” he said. “I’m not interested in getting involved in speculation over the last few days of the window, because what I say now would be speculation.
“So we’ll see how that develops in the next few days, focus on the game tomorrow and we’ll see what movements there may be.”