Thomas Partey's father has confirmed Arsenal have shown an interest in signing the Atletico Madrid midfielder.
The Gunners' boss Mikel Arteta has reportedly made Partey his no.1 transfer target this summer following his impressive performances for Atleti domestically and in the Champions League this season.
Atletico are said to value Partey at around £50million, but are seemingly intent on keeping the 26-year-old.
However Jacob Partey admitted he would be "happy" if his son made the switch to north London, and could yet hold the key to any deal.
Jacob is believed to have sold his house in order for his son to move to Europe and pursue his football dream, and is thought to have significant sway over his decisions.
Speaking to Richmond Entsie on Ghana-based radio station Tru FM , Jacob Partey said: "I called my son after hearing the rumours and he told me that the rumours are true.
"He told me they are holding talks between him and Arsenal. It all depends on the offer Atletico are demanding.
"If he goes to Arsenal fine, they have a lot supporters in Ghana. I will be happy if he decides to move to Arsenal.
"What they are discussing now is how Atletico will release him."
Partey is tied down to Atletico until 2023, meaning it would take a significant offer from Arsenal to prise him away from Spain.
And Arsenal are now said to be considering a potential part-exchange deal involving striker Alexandre Lacazette.
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