Spanish playmaker keen on to sign for Arsenal next summer

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Arsenal playmaker Dani Ceballos met with Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez this week to the conversation about his future at the club.

Spain international joined the Gunners on loan in the last summer transfer window and has confirmed himself as a fan ideal at the Emirates since day one.

His loan agreement did not include a purchase option, though, and the plan was that he would go back to the Bernabeu next summer.

However, El Desmarque say that is now doubtful with the midfielder ‘willing’ to say goodbye to Real Madrid and sign to Unai Emery’s side permanently.

He has reportedly told Madrid that if Premier League Giants want to join him, then he wants the two clubs to find a deal.

He will prioritise a sign to Arsenal over other options and has asked Pérez to meet with the Gunners in the winter transfer window to try and sort it out.

Spaniard is ‘hopeful’ the two clubs can agree on a reasonable cost for him although Pérez may scupper that idea.

Madrid paid €14m to join Ceballos from Real Betis, and they require at least three times that amount were they to sell him as that would cover the money they’ve paid in salaries and represent a value.

Arsenal are unlikely to be willing to pay that amount, but a figure close to €35m could be enough to convince the Spain giants president to sell.