Transfer update: Atletico Madrid midfielder responds to Arsenal and Manchester United transfer links

Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey has demolished Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United hopes of signing him in the summer. The 25-year-old, who has established himself as one of the best holding midfielders in La Liga refuses to leave Atletico Madrid and is confident that he will stay there in the nearest future. United, City and Arsenal have been linked with a move for Partey as all three clubs are in the market for a new central midfielder ahead of the summer transfer window. Partey, meanwhile, has a €50 million (£43m) release clause in his deal with Atletico which runs until 2023. But the Ghana international admits he would be reluctant to leave Diego Simeone’s side. “I’ve grown up in Atleti and I am sure I will stay here,” Parety told Cadena COPE. “I don’t know of another place that will understand how I play like they do here.”

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