Arsenal interested in Real Betis starlet Dani Ceballos

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Arsene Wenger is keeping tabs on Real Betis starlet Dani Ceballos and is hoping to bring him to Arsenal this summer, according to AS.

The 19-year-old has just one-year left on his contract at Betis and the Spanish side have been desperately trying to tie him down to a long-term deal.

Ceballos played a starring role for Betis last season, playing 34 games and scoring four goals as they won promotion back to La Liga by winning the Segunda division.


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He also starred for Spain in the Under-19 European Championship this summer, starting all eight games as they won the trophy.

With his contract standoff with Betis ongoing, Arsenal are now considering a move for the player with Wenger already likening Ceballos to former Gunners captain Cesc Fabregas.

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Fabregas, who now plays for Chelsea, originally joined Arsenal from Barcelona's academy following several sensational performances at the Under-17 World Cup for Spain.

Similarly, it seems Wenger sent Arsenal representatives to the Under-19 tournament in Greece to keep tabs on Ceballos and those scouts have evidently been impressed.

Betis want a deal wrapped up before Monday, but Ceballos may have his head turned if Arsenal make a good offer. He would join other Spanish youngsters Hector Bellerin and Jon Toral in north London.

There is also interest from Serie A giants Juventus, making it even harder for Betis to negotiate a new contract.

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