Arsenal close in on Ceballos loan deal


One of those journalists for us is Charlie Watts at, like David Ornstein of the BBC he is not always right but in comparison to the vast majority of journalists out there, he is as reliable as they come. "I don't comment on rubbish", was Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett's response when quizzed on the rumours, but Los Blancos are having to sell before they can buy again after their summer splurge that has seen them sign Luka Jovic, Eden Hazard and Ferland Mendy.

The Gunners still await their first significant signing of the summer, ahead of a season which could make or break the club for years to come.

Ceballos played a starring role in Spain's triumph at the European Under-21 Championship last month. As such, a move away from Camp Nou has been mooted and a Liverpool return has been reported.

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United have recently tied Marcus Rashford to a new deal, and plan on doing the same with David De Gea, so who knows, perhaps Paul Pogba might be lured into another long term contract as well.

The Gunners have shown heavy interest in Crystal Palace's £80m-rated winger Wilfried Zaha but the two sides are very far apart in their valuations and Arsenal are now looking at more a viable option in Brazil star Everton.

Zidane doesn't want James Rodriguez to stay and is for sale, whilst Dani Ceballos could still yet leave on loan to one of Arsenal or Tottenham. Still, Arsenal are the 5/4 favourites to be Zaha's next club on the Sportsbook, even accounting for the astronomical fee mooted and that a £40m bid was rejected for the 26-year-old earlier this month.