Chelsea are willing to hijack Thomas Partey’s potential move to Arsenal in the summer.
Arsenal have made the Ghanaian their major target next summer and are willing to meet his clause of €45million.
Partey,26, has been in constant form for Spanish La Liga side Atletico Madrid.
His tireless display seemed to have attracted several interest with Arsenal leading the chase.
The Gunners have been monitoring and had scouts in the stands during Atletico Madrid’s Champions League game against Liverpool.
But Chelsea have made their intentions to make things rather difficult for their London rivals by showing interest in the Ghana international.
The midfielder has been one of the best for the La Liga side in the last three seasons.