Arsenal would have to agree to a particular clause if they hope to sign Dani Ceballos permanently from Real Madrid this summer, according to Spanish outlet Defensa Central.
Ceballos is currently enjoying his second loan spell at the Emirates. He is however, arguably yet to recapture the superb form that he showed towards the end of last season.
Nevertheless, it appears that the Gunners could consider trying to keep the 24-year-old in some capacity.
Defensa Central has reported that Los Blancos would be open to offers for Ceballos. It is suggested however, that he is valued at around £26.3 million (€30 million). And it is claimed that Arsenal would be most interested in the midfielder.
Interestingly, the report adds that Madrid would want an anti-Barcelona clause included in a permanent sale.
Barca are apparently admirers of the Spain international. And Madrid would want to ensure that he could not be sold to the Catalan giants by his next club.
TBR View: Barcelona clause unlikely to deter Arsenal if they want to keep Ceballos
If Arsenal want Ceballos to stay, it seems unlikely that they will let an anti-Barcelona clause put them off making a move.
If they are prepared to sign him permanently, they are hardly going to be thinking about Ceballos’s next move. Instead, their focus will surely be on whether they can get good value this summer.
Ceballos has shown glimpses of undeniable quality during his time in North London. But paying around £26 million could be deemed a gamble based on his recent form.