Dani Ceballos to pursue permanent Arsenal stay after meeting with Real Madrid president

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 19 Oct 2019 3:47 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link13.3kShares Ceballos was in action for Spain against Sweden in midweek (Picture: Getty)Zinedine Zidane still does not see a future for Ceballos in the Madrid midfield and Real are happy to let him leave if they receive a fee of around £34million – triple what they paid for him.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTCeballos is keen to get his long-term future tied up as soon as possible and would ideally like to remain at Arsenal, having enjoyed his time under Unai Emery so far.He has asked Real to prioritise any bid from Arsenal over other clubs, though it remains to be seen if the Gunners will be prepared to go to the negotiating table midway through the season.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySpeaking about his time at Arsenal during the international break, Ceballos said: ‘Going to Arsenal has been a very important step in my career.‘I don’t feel sorry for not being in Madrid. Right now I am where I want to be and I am very happy. My idea was to go out, play and enjoy football. Comment Advertisement The Spanish giants still don’t see a future for the midfielder at the Bernabeu (Picture: Getty)Dani Ceballos is ready to push for a permanent move to Arsenal in January after reportedly being told he does not have a future at Real Madrid in a meeting with Florentino Perez.The Spanish midfielder has enjoyed a strong start to life at the Emirates since joining on loan from Real over the summer, though had said during the international break that he still hopes to make the grade at his parent club.But, according to El Desmarque, Ceballos used his time back in Spain to meet with Perez, with both parties agreeing that a permanent switch to Arsenal makes sense.center_img Advertisement Dani Ceballos to pursue permanent Arsenal stay after meeting with Real Madrid president Ceballos has been enjoying working under Emery at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)‘In the previous two years I had not done so. My goal is only to work to keep doing things right.‘I have eight months left at Arsenal, I can only thank them for the confidence that the coach and fans have placed in me, who have already made me a song. I am very happy there and I hope to continue for a long time.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenallast_img