Arsenal’s hopes of signing Dani Ceballos on a permanent deal have been boosted with Madrid ready to cash-in on the midfielder this summer window, according to reports.
Ceballos endured a hard time at Arsenal when Arteta first took over, with the player’s arrival coinciding with a serious injury, and he had to wait till February to play his first game.
Since then, He has now started the last 10 Premier League games and has become a regular on Arteta’s team sheets, delivering a number of good performances.
Arsenal have been very happy with the partnership of Ceballos and Granit Xhaka in midfield and would like to sign the 23-year-old on a permanent deal.
However, Arsenal did not include a purchase option when they loaned Ceballos and it has been suggested that Zidane could welcome the player back into his team ahead of next campaign – particularly if funds are limited.
But Marca claim that Real Madrid are willing to let Ceballos leave if they receive the green light from the coach Zidane and a good fee.
Ceballos remains highly rated by Madrid and has other teams interested in his signature, with both Valencia and Real Betis also keen.
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The League leaders know they are in a strong bargaining position and will not allow him leave on the cheap, setting an asking price of £22.6m.
Real want to raise enough funds so they can invest in the team this summer, with Achraf Hakimi already sold to Inter and Ceballos and Jesus Vallejo the next two stars likely to be sold.