The 27-year-old is expected to leave Atletico Madrid this transfer window but not to Arsenal who has tried on several attempts to get the Ghana international to the emirate stadium but has refused to offer A bid below the asking price of €50 million demanded by Los Rojiblancos
however, reports coming from west London early hours of Saturday morning say Lampard has told Chelsea hierarchy who are ready to match what Atletico is demanding to sign Partey after Westham refused to allow their first target Declan Rice to leave this summer.
And reacting to the move after Chelsea convincing 4-0 win over Crystal Palace, Gary Neville who is a match day panellist on sky sports spoke about Partey to Chelsea move
“I don’t think Lampard is happy with the likes of Kovacic or Jorginho. You can see that because he’s chopping and changing in those positions. Getting someone like Partey that in to protect the back 4 or 5 along with Kante goes a long way to nullifying the goals against” he said.
Partey has over the years established himself as one of the best defensive midfielders in the world after he broke into Diego Simeone set-up in 2015.