Chelsea join the race to sign €35m-rated La Liga midfielder
The London giants are reportedly among the main contenders to seal the transfer of Real Madrid playmaker and Arsenal loanee, Dani Ceballos, this summer. Arsenal are also keen to sign Spain international on a permanent basis, but they face competition from their PL rivals Blues and Man City.
The report adds that Los Blancos will accept offers of nearly €30m for Dani, and that seems a very tempting price for such a quality player. Ceballos has had his ups and downs in a Gunners shirt, but there’s the sense that he could improve next campaign if he can have a bit more luck with injuries.
As well as that, the 23-year-old midfielder would surely shine in a better side, so could, therefore, do well to link up with Frank Lampard at London club. The Spanish midfielder could be an upgrade on the likes of Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek in midfield, and Chelsea supporters will surely feel he’d be a bargain for £28m.
Gunners would be disappointed to miss out, however, having had the player on loan this term. Chelsea have perhaps not been at their best by their own high standards this term, but Frank has the team closing in on fourth place, and has already strengthened with promising additions in Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech.
With all eyes on Blues and whether they can acquire Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz after already securing Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech, Chelsea have begun to look for ways to fund any move for the German playmaker.