Arsenal could turn Dani Ceballo’s loan move into a permanent one this summer, with Real Madrid keen to raise funds from a sale.
That’s according to La Razòn, who say Real Madrid are keen to make money by selling the Spaniard if they can.
Ceballos has spent the last two seasons on loan with Arsenal, having initially joined last year in search of regular playing time.
He extended that this summer, with Arsenal negotiating another deal with the Spanish giants after it was made clear he was not part of their plans.
That deal does not include a purchase option, but La Razón say there is a deal there to be done for Arsenal if they want it.
They explain that Real Betis are also keen on Ceballos this summer and are eyeing him up as a replacement for Nabil Fekir.
The La Liga side will need to sell the Frenchman if they don’t qualify for Europe ad Ceballos is seen as ‘an attractive option’ to replace him.
Real Madrid would be more than willing to do a deal too, with it stated that they want to ‘make money’ via sales this summer.
They value Ceballos at €25m, although that is a figure Betis will try to reduce given they will lose 30% of any fee they get for Fekir to the player and his former club Lyon.
Now, to be clear, there is no mention of Arsenal in this report but given the player has spent the last two seasons at the Emirates and featured regularly, it’s obvious he’s a player that Mikel Arteta likes.
He’s set to return to Madrid in the summer, but the Gunners are more than likely to remain keen, and it seems they can get a deal done for €25m if they fancy it.