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.


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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