Tottenham, Arsenal battle for Real Madrid’s Dani Ceballos

Tottenham and Arsenal are both attempting to land Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos on a loan deal this summer, say Cadena Cope.

Previous reports claimed that Madrid’s asking price for the central midfielder stands at €50m even though they have personally informed him that they can leave this summer, but now it is said they do not want to sell the player permanently and instead prefer a loan exit.

Ceballos scored a golazo for Spain Under-21s against Italy over a week ago – but was unable to prevent La Rojita from falling to defeat – to once again place his future under the spotlight.

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 so far have only sold Marcos Llorente and have a hugely bloated 36-man first-team squad.

Last week, El Mundo Deportivo cited reports from ‘several Italian media’ which claimed Milan officials Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban had travelled to the Spanish capital to discuss a deal for the player.

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