Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos is set to be announced as an Arsenal player imminently, as the Spaniard is already in London to make his loan move official.

UDINE, ITALY - JUNE 30: Dani Ceballos of Spain competes for the ball with Mahmoud Dahoud of Germany during the 2019 UEFA U-21 Final between Spain and Germanyat Stadio Friuli on June 30, 2019 in Udine, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)
UDINE, ITALY – JUNE 30: Dani Ceballos of Spain competes for the ball with Mahmoud Dahoud of Germany during the 2019 UEFA U-21 Final between Spain and Germany at Stadio Friuli on June 30, 2019, in Udine, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

Sergio Santos of AS and Arancha Rodriguez of Tiempo de Juego in Spain both report that Ceballos has already travelled to London ahead of his transfer.

Santos claims the two clubs should make the move official this afternoon, and Rodriguez says the transfer ‘is about to close’.

This is further to reliable Spanish journalist Edu Pidal writing on Monday that Ceballos could travel to London today, as he prepares to complete a season-long loan.

The BBC’s David Ornstein and Di Marzio’s Fabrizio Romano also both tweeted an update on Monday to confirm the agreement between the two clubs for a loan move.

It seems only a matter of time now until the transfer is officially announced.

Arsenal don’t have an option to buy in the player’s contract, but they have agreed with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez to talk about a permanent move at the end of the season, according to Fabrizio Romano.

That was the situation with Chelsea and Mateo Kovacic last season, and they ended up signing him permanently this summer. Whilst that doesn’t mean a permanent move is guaranteed for Ceballos, it’s certainly a possibility.

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