Arsenal have already named a potential long-term successor to the on-loan Dani Ceballos; it has been offered.
Unai Emery’s side brought the 23-year-old in on loan from Real Madrid in the summer, and he has been a regular starter under Unai Emery.
Ceballos has played in all nine of Arsenal’s Premier League games this season as well as their three Europa League matches, helping them to a 3-2 win over Vitoria at the Emirates last night.
Arsenal do not have a clause in the deal with Real Madrid to make a move permanent, but it has been offered Emery may look to do so next summer after his Bernabeu return.
Questioned about the possibility of joining Ceballos full-time yesterday, Emery responded: “I think it is too soon to say that.”
And Football London reports that, amid suggestions from Spain that Spaniard could leave the Bernabeu for as little as £30million, Spain giants would likely want far more than that amount.
Arsenal sought to include an opportunity to buy the player in the deal they negotiated with the Real Madrid over the summer with Los Blancos determined not to do so.
If the north London club are required to look elsewhere, Football London claims that there is one player who is already on Arsenal boss’s radar.
RB Salzburg central midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai is one player who Arsenal have already spoken with, having been in contact with his agents earlier this year about a transfer next summer.
The 18-year-old Hungarian has three goals and three assists for the Austrian outfit this season and recently faced Liverpool at Anfield in the Champions League.
They add that Szoboszlai, who has performed mostly as a left-sided midfielder this season for Salzburg, is being closely watched by Arsenal’s monitoring department.
However, Szoboszlai – who can also play in central midfield and as a No 10 – is also attracting interest from across Europe with Salzburg having surprised when they lost 4-3 to Liverpool, coming back from 3-0 down to level the game at 3-3 before losing.
Football London claims that Szoboszlai’s attack-minded character could mean he is viewed more as a Mesut Ozil option, rather than as a successor to Ceballos more centrally.