Arsenal are keen to sign Dani Ceballos permanently or bring him back on another season-long loan, but they’re facing some difficulties.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03: Dani Ceballos of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the UEFA Europa League group F match between Arsenal FC and Standard Liege at Emirates Stadium on October 03, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Dani Ceballos of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team’s fourth goal on October 03, 2019. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The Daily Mail claim Arsenal are keen on bringing in Dani Ceballos permanently, or on another loan deal if necessary. They’re happy with his performances so far this season and hope to bring him back for the next.

However, there are a number of problems. Firstly, Real Madrid are only willing to sell if a club offers €50m. In Arsenal’s current financial situation with coronavirus, that immediately rules them out of a permanent move.

Not only that, but Sevilla are also keen on Ceballos. Real Madrid want to sign Sevilla winger Lucas Ocampos, and may consider including the Arsenal loanee in a swap deal to land their man.

Whether Ceballos would actually want to go to Sevilla, Real Betis’ fierce rivals, is another matter.

Either way, it looks like another loan is the only realistic option. It’s not impossible Real and Ceballos would both be up for it. Given the huge disruptions to this season, the player’s injury setback and the rescheduled European Championships, no one would hold another year on loan against the 23-year-old.

Unfortunately, there are just no guarantees he won’t want to go elsewhere. He might see a loan to a Champions League club as his best option, or hope he’s done enough to earn a spot with Real Madrid.

For now, let’s just hope he completes Arsenal’s current season strongly.