Dani Ceballos returned to Arsenal’s starting lineup in his side’s 4-2 victory over Leeds United on Sunday and it was his first league outing in a month.
The Gunners took the 24-year-old on loan from Real Madrid for the second time last summer. His performances haven’t convinced Los Blancos and they are looking to cash in from the midfielder’s sale in the summer.
This was reported by La Razòn three days ago and it was stated the north London club can make his stay permanent for €25m, if they want to.
It was also explained Real Betis are keen on their former player and are looking at him as a potential replacement for Nabil Fekir.
La Razòn’s claims have been relayed by Estadio Deportivo and the latter’s title reads, ‘Ceballos, at an affordable price with Betis attentive’.
It’s claimed Manuel Pellegrini’s side will have to raise €18m to balance their books and this makes it difficult for them to bring Ceballos back to the club. They would only retain a chance if they qualify for next season’s European competitions.
Regarding the possibility of the Spain international replacing Fekir at Betis, the local newspaper labels it as ‘premature speculation’.
However, Real Betis remain ‘very attentive’ to their former player’s situation since they are entitled to receive part of the fee from his future sale.
A percentage of the fee from Ceballos’ sale ‘can be gold’ for Real Betis, considering their current economic conditions. Therefore, they remain ‘very attentive’ to ‘any movement’ regarding the Arsenal midfielder in the summer.