THOMAS PARTEY has reportedly told Arsenal he wants to leave in January.
The defensive midfielder, 30, is in his fourth season with the Gunners after a £45million move from Atletico Madrid.
He has five goals in 104 games for Arsenal and played a key role in last season’s thrilling title challenge.
But Tutto Mercato claims Partey is now eyeing a fresh start in January and has made his feelings known to the Gunners.
The 47-time Ghana international almost had his head turned by a big-money move to Saudi Arabian side Al-Ahli in the summer.
And he has now taken notice of concrete interest from resurgent Italian giants Juventus.
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The Serie A side are on the hunt for an anchorman this winter and have already started preparations to sign Partey.
He is interested in a switch to Turin, with his place in Arsenal’s starting XI in doubt following Declan Rice’s £105m summer move.
But it’s reckoned Partey will wait to see if any other options emerge alongside Juventus before making a decision.
The ace would prefer a move to another Premier League side.
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And Partey is also interested in a second Spanish spell.
His contract expires in 2025, which could give Arsenal little room to manoeuvre should a suitable bid arrive.
Partey’s injury history also leaves little to be desired, having missed more than 50 matches after suffering nine separate setbacks in the last three years.
And Mikel Arteta may feel the time is right to draw the curtain on his Emirates career.
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