Tuesday June 18 2019
Sevilla look to Real Madrid's Dani Ceballos, Lazio's Luis Alberto

Sevilla are preparing an audacious attempt to sign Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos (pictured) along with Lazio winger Luis Alberto.

ABC de Sevilla report Los Rojiblancos are keen to land both Seville-natives, both of whom spent time at the club’s youth system with Alberto made nine first-team appearances.

Ceballos 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 central midfielder 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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