Manchester City are lining up a shock bid for Dani Ceballos, with Pep Guardiola looking to get one over on Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta this summer.
Ceballos, 23, has spent the season on loan with the Gunners after being deemed surplus to requirements this season by Zinedine Zidane.
After a difficult start at the Emirates, the midfielder has become a crucial member of Mikel Arteta’s side during Project Restart.
It is believed Arsenal are keen to sign him on a permanent basis, but the Daily Express claim City are set to battle it out for his signature this summer.
Manchester City are lining up a shock bid for Dani Ceballos
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Ceballos’ future at Madrid is seemingly over, with Zidane reportedly making that clear to the player ahead of his return to the Bernabeu.
And the Spaniard is now likely to be at the centre of a tug-of-war between Arsenal and City this summer.
Arteta recently revealed the Gunners are in talks over a permanent deal for Ceballos, branding him a “really important player”.
The Spaniard has spent the season on loan at Arsenal
“Yeah, we are talking to the club,” he said.
“Obviously we don’t own the player, he’s not in our hands so the clubs will need to have a communication and see what we can do.
“I’m really happy with him, the way he’s evolving, and I love how much he likes to play football – the passion he puts into every training session and every game, you just have to see his celebrations.
Mikel Arteta is keen to sign him on a permanent basis this summer
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