Athletico Madrid are planning to extend the contract of Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Teye Partey despite renewing his contract to 2023 not long ago.

The midfielder has been in a scintillating form this season attracting the interest of several top clubs in Europe.

Partey  for most part of his Athletico Madrid career has been a bit part player in the team but this season  he is the first name on coach Diego Simeone's team sheet.

Athletico are planning of handing the Ghanaian a bumper pay rise while also increasing his paltry release clause of 5o million euros in this current market.

Negotiations between the player and club are well underway and the idea is to hike Thomas's buy-out to three figures and hand him a pay rise that will put him in line with the rest of the first team squad. Thomas last renewed his contract with Atlético a year ago, signing an extension to 2023.

Atleti hope to have Thomas' new contract drawn up and signed by the end of the year.