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Real Madrid want €12-15 million for midfielder, no ‘serious offers’ yet



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Dani Ceballos continues to stare at an uncertain future at Real Madrid.

The Spanish midfielder has endured a difficult five-year spell at the Santiago Bernabeu, two of which he spent away on loan at Arsenal. An exit last summer seemed to be on the cards but an unfortunate injury at the Tokyo Olympics ended any hopes of a move away.

Ceballos enjoyed some minutes towards the end of the season under Carlo Ancelotti. However, with Los Blancos signing Aurelien Tchouameni this summer, the former Real Betis ace could fall further down the pecking order.

The 25-year-old wants to play regularly this season with the World Cup coming up. However, that might not be possible at the home of the reigning Spanish and European champions.

According to a report from Diario AS, Real Madrid would be open to selling Ceballos this summer, especially as he is entering the final year of his contract. The Merengues are seeking a transfer fee of €12-15 million for the midfielder.

However, the report adds that there are no ‘serious offers’ on the table for Ceballos, which has put him in a difficult situation. A move to former club Real Betis has been talked about, but Los Verdiblancos are yet to make any concrete approach.

So, as things stand, Ceballos might end up staying put at the Santiago Bernabeu beyond the summer. It is suggested that the 25-year-old will hold discussions with Ancelotti over his situation, with the manager open to offering him more minutes.

There is a possibility that Real Madrid might offer the Spaniard a new contract, and he is ready to study the proposal before deciding on his future.

As things stand, though, Ceballos does not have any concrete offers to leave and it remains to be seen if his situation changes in the coming weeks.

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Real Madrid forward set for talks with Arsenal this week – report



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With less than six months left on his contract, Marco Asensio looks to be on his way out of Real Madrid very soon. The Spaniard has not yet started talks to extend his contract with the Spanish giants, which has garnered the eyes from several top clubs across Europe.

One of the clubs interested in his signature happens to be Premier League leaders Arsenal. Mikel Arteta is said to be a fan of the player, and will try to be bring him to North London on a free transfer this summer.

According to Mirror, Asensio’s agents will fly to London this week to get an a better understanding Arsenal’s interest in the player. Talks are scheduled with Arsenal, among possibly other clubs.

Asensio’s priority remains to extend with Arsenal, but not at ‘any cost’. The winger is looking for raise with his new contract to go along with a four-year deal. The report states that he currently earns around €130,000 per week at Madrid.

The 27-year-old has been waiting for an official offer from Los Blancos for a while, but the club will wait for March or April before taking a decision on his extension.

Asensio took a while to grow important for Carlo Ancelotti this season, but has been featuring regularly on the right-wing lately. He even scored in 2-0 win against Valencia in midweek, taking his tally to two for the season, excluding three assists as well.

Arsenal are definitely looking to add more firepower to their squad for next season, having already brought in Leandro Trossard in the winter. Asensio could serve as the perfect backup to Bukayo Saka, who has been in incredible form all season.

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