Arsenal midfielder, Lucas Torreira, is close to joining Spanish La Liga side Atletico Madrid, according to reports in his native Uruguay.
Arsenal and Atletico are said to be in advanced stages in their negotiations over the 24 year old.
Arsenal were interested in facilitating a player-plus-cash deal involving Torreira for Atleti midfielder Thomas Partey.
But with Atletico only interested in signing Torreira on loan, that deal looks very unlikely.
Partey has been linked with Arsenal throughout the summer window but the Gunners have not been prepared to pay his £45m release clause.
The Ghana international is still yet to sign a new contract extension with Atletico which will see a significant rise in his release clause.
The position of Atletico on the future of Partey remains unchanged, and Arsenal will have to trigger his release clause if they are to have any chance of signing him.