Dani Ceballos to Arsenal: Gunners 'monitoring' Real Betis midfielder, Liverpool 'also keen' on Spaniard

The 19-year-old will be out of contract at the end of the season

Simon Rice@simonrice
Tuesday 08 September 2015 10:08
Dani Ceballos
Dani Ceballos

Arsenal and Liverpool are reportedly monitoring Dani Ceballos, the Real Betis 19-year-old likened to Cesc Fabregas.

With Ceballos out of contract at the end of the season, various clubs are understood to be jostling for position in the hope of signing the promising midfielder.

Having made 34 appearances last term to help Real Betis gain promotion to La Liga, he's featured in his club's two top-flight matches this term following his participation in Spain's victorious Under-19 European Championship campaign over the summer.

Aware that Betis may be willing to sell in January in fear of Ceballos leaving for free at the end of the season, Arsenal and Liverpool are reportedly considering triggering his £7.5m release clause. Scouts from both clubs are understood to have recently watched him in action.

Ceballos will be allowed to speak to prospective clubs in January, at which point he will be free to sign a pre-contract agreement.

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