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Napoli’s Allan could replace Thomas Partey at Atletico

Atletico Madrid want to extend the contract of midfielder Thomas Partey, but are making plans in case he leaves.

The 26-year-old has been a rock in the heart of Atletico’s midfield this season, alerting top European clubs.

Partey has a €50m release clause in his contract, good value and something teams are seriously considering paying.

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal in particular are heavily linked with a move for Ghana international Partey.

If Atletico lose Partey this summer, they will need a replacement with guaranteed quality.

Getafe midfielder Mauro Arambarri has been top of Atlet’s list of substitutes for Partey.

Arambarri, 24, is a player Diego Simeone ‘loves’ and wants in the red and white of Atletico.

However, Getafe president,Ángel Torres won’t offer discounts on Arambarri’s €25m release clause, a fee Atletico are reluctant to pay.

Napoli enforcer the alternative

A new name has appeared, with Mundo Deportivo stating that Napoli midfielder Allan is of interest to Atletico.

The 29-year-old pivot has lost some prominence with Rino Gattuso, not starting as regularly as he once did.

In Italy they are sure Atletico are interested in Allan, adding that other teams are also keen on the Brazilian.

Allan has a €38m release clause, but Napoli would be willing to negotiate a lower price.

The midfielder also has a Portuguese passport, meaning he would not occupy a non-EU spot in Simeone’s squad.

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