OK, this is actually big now.
The middleground between our desire to sell and their desire for an optional loan is the same thing we worked out with the Italian clubs: an obligated loan that allows us to effectively use that money right now.
That said, I cannot shake the feeling that this is theatre. Atleti do not want to sell Partey. They may be ‘entering the market for Torreira’ simply to fuck with us, forestall his sale to one of the Italian clubs, then pull out and leave us with no invitation to Partey.