Real Madrid will only sell Dani Ceballos this summer with a clause specifically preventing FC Barcelona from buying the player.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND: Dani Ceballos of Arsenal looks dejected on December 19, 2020. (Photo by Peter Powell – Getty Images)

DefensaCentral write that Zinedine Zidane doesn’t currently have Dani Ceballos on his list of favourites, and the club are considering cashing in this summer for around €30m.

There are rumours that Barcelona could be interested in a controversial move for the player, but Real Madrid want to ensure Ceballos never ends up making that switch. They won’t sell to Barca directly and want to ensure no other buyer sells to them.

According to the report, Real would put a clause into the buying club’s contract to ensure they can’t sell Ceballos to Barcelona later.

Ceballos’ departure from Madrid still isn’t certain. If Isco leaves this summer, the club might consider keeping the Arsenal loanee in his place. They certainly aren’t ruling anything out at this stage.

The 24-year-old is up to 24 appearances with Arsenal this season, and he’s likely to get plenty more in the coming weeks after Thomas Partey’s latest injury. Ceballos has just returned from an injury of his own, which is good timing.

After that, it’s up to Arsenal whether they feel they can afford to splash €30m on him this summer. You wouldn’t expect them to have any problems with an anti-Barcelona clause.