Edu approves Arsenal’s deal for Thomas Partey

first_imgAdvertisement Edu is keen on the move (Picture: Arsenal FC via Getty)Arteta can only spend money raised from sales this summer or bring in loan deals. Partey has a release clause of £43million but the Gunners are hoping to land him for less than that. They will still, however, need to sell assets in order to sign him.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal are still hoping to extend Pierre Emerick Aubameyang’s stay, while they think it will be impossible to shift Mesut Ozil this summer. Henrikh Mkhitaryan is expected to make a loan move to Roma permanent, which will free up some space on the wage bill but another sale is likely to be required to raise the required transfer fee. Would Thomas Partey be a good signing for Arsenal?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 5 Jul 2020 7:54 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.4kShares Partey is set for a move to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta’s hopes of landing Thomas Partey have been given a further boost after the deal was given the green light by Arsenal’s technical director Edu. Partey has emerged as the club’s top summer target, with the Atletico Madrid midfielder keen on a move to the Emirates. Arsenal are confident they will wrap up a deal for the 27-year-old and Arteta views him as a key arrival. Head of international recruitment Francis Cagigao, who brought in Gabriel Martinelli, was the man who initially identified Partey as a key signing, according to the Daily Mail, and the move has now been approved by both Arteta and Edu.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTFinancing the deal may prove difficult, however. Funds will need to be raised to sign the Ghanaian, with Matteo Guendouzi, Alexandre Lacazette and Lucas Torreira all facing the exit door in order for Arteta to get his man. Comment Edu approves Arsenal’s deal for Thomas Partey Advertisementlast_img read more

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Bike trails, rest areas under construction

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – Between the spreading ground basins along the Rio Hondo and San Gabriel rivers, stretches of brown, barren land are set to become prime recreational areas in a city with little open space left for park land. This week, work will start on the second phase of the Paseo Del Rio Multiuse Project, which will use about $2 million in state and county funding to create bike paths, walking trails and a rest area in the areas between the spreading basins. The work, which is expected to take nine months to complete, also will include adding landscaping and interpretive signage and building improved access paths into the areas. “We are finally doing something about these areas that we have driven by for years and just taken for granted,” said Pico Rivera City Councilman Ron Beilke. “We hope it will bring a whole new aspect of life to Pico Rivera.” Phase one of the project, which also used $2 million in state and county funds, was completed in 2002. In that phase, work crews installed fences and planted drought-resistant native plants. The actual spreading grounds will remain untouched during construction of the second phase of the project. The 600-acre spreading grounds are crucial to the area, as they prevent flooding and also help recharge vital groundwater for the area. But the areas between the spreading grounds are an untapped recreational resource, officials said. “Most of Pico Rivera is built out, so we want to create a place that is conducive to groups walking, people riding bikes and sitting and enjoying the vistas,” said Ray Chavez, manager for the Del Rio project. The Los Angeles County Flood Control District, which has jurisdiction over the spreading grounds, will design, engineer and construct the project. The city will maintain the project once it’s completed, including handling graffiti removal, trail sweeping and general maintenance. After all the work is done, officials plan to add new bike lanes on Mines Avenue, allowing residents to ride or walk from one river recreation area to the other. “We eventually want it all to connect, to have a total rejuvenation of open space and green areas,” said Chavez. debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028last_img read more

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