Real Madrid want to raise funds this summer for major signings, opening the door for Arsenal to turn their two loans into permanent deals.

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WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND: Dani Ceballos of Arsenal runs with the ball during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal at The Hawthorns on January 02, 2021. (Photo by Tim Keeton – Pool/Getty Images)

Real Madrid journalist Melchor Ruiz reports that the club have completely changed their transfer strategy ahead of the summer. They’re now looking to sell €100m worth of players to raise funds to sign either Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappe.

This seemingly gives Arsenal the opportunity to try and bring in one or both of Dani Ceballos and Martin Odegaard, who are on loan in North London at the moment.

Sport claim neither player is to the liking of Zinedine Zidane, but Real Madrid’s board have a different opinion. They’d be open to listening to offers on Ceballos, but they aren’t considering selling Odegaard at this stage.

Ceballos would reportedly cost around €25m, and Sport suggest neither the player nor his parent club are particularly keen on a reunion anymore.

In Odegaard’s case, Real consider him a key part of their future. However, the Norwegian international has reportedly warned the club he doesn’t want to return if Zidane stays.

Perhaps that opens up one small avenue for Arsenal to make the deal permanent.

If Zidane sticks around, without an interest in playing Odegaard, maybe he could help push through a move.

But it seems a long shot right now.