Arsenal suffer major blow in their bid to sign Ceballos permanently.
It is becoming increasingly unlikely that Arsenal will succeed in keeping Dani Ceballos at the Emirates beyond this season.
Arsenal signed the Spanish midfielder on-loan from Real Madrid for the rest of this season. In that time the 23-year-old has become a fans favourite.
Arsenal supporters have been calling on the club to make his move permanent, something the club appears to be keen on doing.
Earlier in the week, reports emerged that Arsenal had made an offer of £26 million for his signature. But the offer was rejected. Fans were expecting them to return with a better offer, but it seems there would be no need for that.
A report in Spain as cited in the Mirror, claims that Real Madrid have ruled out selling Ceballos and have plans to reintroduce him and several other on-loan stars back to the first team next season.
Madrid has reportedly been tracking him and the likes of Martin Odegard. Apparently, they plan to offer them first-team roles next campaign.
This would come as a major blow for Arsenal. Ceballos has looked well at home in the Arsenal midfield and the club looked to have him in their plans beyond this season.
Despite Madrid’s plans, it is believed that a high amount of money may force them to reconsider their stance.