Arsenal have proposed a €30m deal to sign Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid, but Florentino Perez wants a minimum of €35m, according to reports in Spain.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17: Dani Ceballos of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Burnley FC at Emirates Stadium on August 17, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 17: Dani Ceballos of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Burnley FC at Emirates Stadium on August 17, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

ElDesmarque report that Unai Emery and the Arsenal transfer team have proposed a €30m fee for Ceballos. This is considered ‘insufficient’ by Florentino Perez, who wants a minimum of €35m for the midfielder.

Even though the gap is only €5m, ElDesmarque claim this is still a major barrier to the deal going through. Perez doesn’t actually want Ceballos to leave at all, but the player is growing more and more aware he won’t have much of a chance under Zinedine Zidane.

If the managerial situation changes, Ceballos’ standing in Madrid could change with it. You’d imagine the same would be true of Arsenal, as a new head coach may or may not be keen to keep Ceballos. For now, neither Zidane nor Emery appear to be going anywhere.

Coming off the bench for the second half against Sheffield United, Ceballos maintained his record of having featured in every competitive game this season. The loan is certainly going well for him in terms of playing time, regardless of what happens next.

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