Seville derby for Real Madrid’s Dani Ceballos

Real Betis and Sevilla are both pondering a move for out-of-favour Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos this summer, report El Mundo Deportivo.

The central midfielder scored a golazo for Spain Under-21s against Italy on Sunday – but was unable to prevent La Rojita from falling to defeat – to once again place his future under the spotlight.

It is claimed that Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has already told the Seville-native that he will be allowed to leave the club this summer as they seek to slim down their squad.

Ceballos joined Madrid from Betis for €16m in 2017 but has started just 17 times in La Liga and just twice in the Champions League and has often appeared to be a fringe figure.

The Spain international started and scored in March’s 3-2 victory over Huesca – his first home goal for the club – but was selected just once more in the 10 matches since.

Madrid have spent over €300m on five new signings this summer but are yet to sell any first-team players and have a hugely bloated 37-man first-team squad.

Betis have continually been linked to a return for Betis while new Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui briefly coached him while at Los Blancos at the start of the campaign.

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