Arsenal have been handed a massive boost in signing on loan midfielder Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid on permanently basis.
The Daily Mail reports the Spanish midfielder is not keen on returning to the Spanish capital while Zinedine Zidane is still in charge.
AS say his bad relationship with Zidane means he will opt against deciding to head back as Arsenal pursue a permanent transfer.
The midfielder, who is currently struggling with a thigh injury, has made 17 appearances for Arsenal so far across all competitions.
Ceballos joined Real Madrid for €14m from Real Betis and reports claims Madrid will be looking on making profit and he could have a €42m price tag – in order to make a profit and cover the wages he has been paid.
The Mirror claims Arsenal are believed to be looking to pay closer to €35m in order to keep the 23-year-old at the club after his instant impact.
Ceballos joined the Gunners on a season-long loan from Madrid having failed to break into Zidane’s starting XI.
It is understood Arsenal have no option to buy Ceballos at the end of the season, meaning that they must negotiate a transfer fee with Madrid.
The 23-year-old’s current contract at Real Madrid runs until the summer of 2023.