Dani Ceballos has divided opinion at Real Madrid.

Florentino Perez and director José Ángel Sánchez trust the ‘talent and the potential’ of the midfielder, but Zinedine Zidane does not count on the 22-year-old and would welcome his sale this summer.

Monday’s edition of Spanish newspaper AS claims Arsenal are interested in the former Real Betis man, who has been restricted to just 17 league appearances in the last two seasons.

The player still believes he can impress at the Santiago Bernabéu and therefore he is looking for a loan move in this transfer window.

Los Blancos are still not clear as to how Ceballos will leave this summer and if it’s on a permanent sale, then the La Liga side will only listen to offers of €50m and above.

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The report states the Gunners ‘would be willing’ to pay the amount desired by the 13-time European champions for the Spaniard. 

AS further explains Real Madrid are not keen on cashing in on Ceballos and should they decide to sell him, they would demand a buyback clause as part of the operation.

It’s unlikely that Unai Emery’s side would agree to pay €50m and also have a repurchase option included as part of the deal.