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8am Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Partey boost as Torreira to Atletico ‘very close’, Aouar-Guendouzi swap rejected by Lyon

LUCAS TORREIRA is reported to be on the verge of joining Atletico Madrid, but it is not yet known whether the deal will see top Arsenal target Thomas Partey move the other way.

Meanwhile a swap of a similar nature between Lyon's Houssem Aouar and the Gunners' Matteo Guendouzi has been rejected by the French side.

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