Arsenal manager Unai Emery is keen on loaning one of La Liga’s hottest prospects, whereas Tottenham and Liverpool are more interested in a permanent deal.
According to Spanish publication Marca, Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos is on the radar of the Premier League trio and his transfer away from the Bernabeu is expected this summer.
Ceballos is not in Real manager Zinedine Zidane plans for next season and it is expected that he will be allowed to leave the club this summer.
Liverpool are said to be the front runners due to their manager Jurgen Klopp’s admiration for the 22-year-old but do not discount Arsenal just because they want to have a loan arrangement.
Real want a buy-back clause in any transfer and Liverpool are not thought to be keen on that and for the Spanish giants, it may well be more attractive at this stage to just allow the Spanish international to go out on loan.
Additionally, Arsenal reportedly wants an option to make any deal permanent and that would be something that Real would agree to providing the buy-back clause they so dearly want is inserted.
Tottenham could be the wild card in all this simply because Real want to sign Christian Eriksen and may well dangle Ceballos in front of them as some sort of cash plus swap deal.
There is an argument to be had for all three clubs to be honest, and there is no reason to think that Arsenal has any less chance than their Premier League rivals, well, not unless Champions League football is seen as crucial to the player that is.
From a personal point of view I really like Ceballos, he is a quality player and could be the replacement for Aaron Ramsey we have been looking for, he is a good passer of the ball, does well in tackles and has a sweet shot on him.
Put it this way, if we can sign him, we should.