Real Madrid slapped €35m price tag on Arsenal target

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Real Madrid and Arsenal are currently at an obstacle over the permanent sale of Dani Ceballos.

The Spanish central midfielder has been capable since joining the Gunners on loan from Madrid this summer, despite Arsenal struggles.

It’s a move they need to make permanent and, if reports are to be considered, he’s interested in that happening as well.

Last week we reported claims he had met with Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez to tell him that if Unai Emery’s side make a bid, he would like them to find a deal.

That came from El Desmarque, and they renew the story today, with the situation not looking great for Arsenal as it stands.

The website claims North London club have proposed an agreement worth €30m to Spain giants, but that is ‘insufficient’ as Pérez needs €35m for Spain international.

The Madrid president is opposed to let Ceballos go, but the Spaniard knows that he doesn’t have a future at the club under French manager.

That gives the Gunners an advantage, although a potential change in boss could ‘complicate things’ for them.

Should José Mourinho back to the Bernabeu, he might need to use him, having watched the midfielder performing all season as part of his new role as a pundit.

Thus, speaks about a potential transfer to Arsenal might have to wait until Christmas, when a change in coach in Madrid might ‘unlock’ the situation, something Premier League giants will be praying doesn’t happen.