Arsenal submit £27m bid to sign La Liga midfielder as Emery eyes £52m double swoop
Arsenal are trying to sign Dani Ceballos on a permanent deal after submitting a £27m [€30m] bid for the Real Madrid midfielder, according to reports
Managers are working hard trying to strengthen their squads during the summer transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Here, Arsenal are trying to sign Dani Ceballos on a permanent deal…
Arsenal are trying to sign Dani Ceballos on a permanent deal after submitting a £27m [€30m] bid for the Real Madrid midfielder amid reports a season long loan deal was on the verge of completion, according to Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri.
Ceballos has been strongly linked with a move to the Emirates this summer after being told he isn’t part of Zinedine Zidane’s first team plans next season having failed to establish himself as a regular since joining the club from Real Betis two years ago.
The 22-year-old made just 13 La Liga starts last season and his first team chances look equally bleak ahead of the new campaign despite Ceballos starring for Spain en route to their victory at the U21 European Championships this summer.
Arsenal have emerged as the front runners to secure a deal with AS reporting recently that Unai Emery had called Ceballos to convince him to move to the Emirates ahead of rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
The Mirror suggested over the weekend that Raul Sanllehi had flown back from our pre-season tour of the US to try and push through a 12-month loan deal following extensive talks with Madrid.
However, it appears Arsenal aren’t content with simply taking the midfielder on a short-term basis as Palmeri – who works for beIN Sports and Gazzetta dello Sport – claims we’ve now offered Madrid £27m [€30m] to sign Ceballos on a permanent deal.
The Italian journalist seems to suggest Madrid are open to the idea of selling the Spanish youngster rather than a loan but only if a £36m [€40m] buy-back clause is included in the deal. Palmeri tweeted:
Arsenal have offered €30m to Real Madrid for Ceballos. Real Madrid insisting for putting a buyback clause at €40m
I think it makes sense that Arsenal should try to sign Ceballos on a permanent deal if possible but if Madrid insist on a buy-back clause then we should try and increase the figure to at least £50m.
We’ll have to wait and see how things progress but I’d love to see Arsenal get a deal for Ceballos wrapped-up as I think he’d be a superb replacement for Aaron Ramsey following his free transfer move to Juventus.
Arsenal are also in the market for a new left-back and the Daily Record claim we’re ready to table an improved offer for Kieran Tierney after seeing our first two bids rejected by Celtic.
The report says the SPL Champions knocked back our latest bid worth £25m because they weren’t happy with the structure of the deal due to the fact it included too many add-ons related to Arsenal qualifying for the Champions League.
The Daily Record says Arsenal will now go back in with an improved offer that’s likely to see the structure of the deal altered with Celtic demanding the majority of the £25m paid up front rather than in add-ons.
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However, the newspaper says Emery is determined to get a deal agreed for one of his key targets so it looks like Arsenal are hoping to pull off what would be an exciting £52m double swoop for Tierney and Cebllos over the coming days.
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