Monday December 4 2017
Roma eye Ceballos deal - report

Roma are lining up a sensational move for Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos in the January transfer window, according to reports.

The 21-year-old joined Los Blancos in the summer from Real Betis in a deal said to be worth in the region of €20m, but he has only started two matches from a possible 19 across La Liga and the Champions League.

A report in Il Posticipo states Roma sporting director Monchi – who worked at Betis’s city rivals Sevilla before joining the Rome-based club – is a big fan of the midfielder and would be keen to sanction a deal.

The Spain Under-21 international signed a five-year contract at the Bernabeu a €500m release clause but could wish to seek a move away to secure regular first-team football.

Reports suggest Ceballos wants to push for a spot in Spain’s World Cup squad next summer with the report suggesting the Giallorossi could negotiate a deal akin to the one that took Alvaro Morata to Juventus in 2014 and back to Real Madrid two years later.

See the latest La Liga predictions and betting tips with

Football Italia website