Dani Ceballos is prepared to push for a permanent transfer to Arsenal in January after reportedly being informed he does not have a future at Real Madrid in a meeting with the club chairman Florentino Perez.
The Spanish star has enjoyed a strong start to life at the Emirates Stadium since joining on loan from Los Blancos over the summer, though had said during the international break that Dani still hopes to make the grade at his parent club.
But, according to a recent report from El Desmarque, Ceballos used his time back in his homeland to meet with Perez, with both parties agreeing that a permanent move to Arsenal makes sense.
Zinedine Zidane still doesn’t see a future for Ceballos in the Madrid midfield and the club are happy to let him leave if they receive a sum of around £34 million – triple what the Galacticos paid for him.
Ceballos is interested in getting his long-term future tied up as soon as possible and would ideally like to remain at the Gunners, having enjoyed his time under Unai Emery thus far.
He has asked Real to prioritise any bid from the Gunners over other clubs, though it remains to be seen if the Gunners will be ready to go to the negotiating table midway through the season.
In other news, Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata has had his say on the German star Mesut Ozil’s current situation at the Gunners.
“To be honest, I don’t know what’s going on. I was with Emery for three years in Valencia and I know him very well but I don’t know the day-to-day thing in Arsenal right now,” – Mata said.
“But, of course, Ozil is a creator, a player with a lot of great quality that I like watching.”