Arsenal are well positioned to sign AC Milan target Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid this summer, one journalist claims.
It is no secret that Ricky Massara, Paolo Maldini and the rest of the leadership want to give new head coach Marco Giampaolo a player to form the anchor of the midfield in his preferred 4-3-1-2 system.
It was recently reported that the Spain international is the club’s number one target, and that the player is tempted by the idea of a move to Milan due to key promises from the leadership.
Tottenham and Liverpool have also been credited with interest in Ceballos, however Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth believes it is Arsenal who are well placed to land the former Betis man.
“Arsenal now, it appears, are going head-to-head with Tottenham for Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid,” Sheth said.
“It appears that what Ceballos wants might fit in more with what Arsenal can do.
“I think Ceballos wants to do a loan, Real Madrid would ideally like to sell to get some money into the coffers to maybe buy other players.
“But Ceballos feels that he can still have an impact at the Bernabeu.
“So if you couple that with Arsenal’s, limited, we’re told, transfer budget, they can bring someone in like that on loan.
“Ceballos is looking for first-team football. Is he more likely to get it there than at Tottenham?”
The next 10 days could be decisive and will very likely determine the midfielder’s next destination.