Arsenal have been told they must meet Real Madrid’s £44m asking-price if they want to secure Dani Ceballos on a permanent deal, according to reports.
The midfielder is expected to return to the Bernabeu at the end of his loan spell with Arsenal having not ruled out the possibility of promoting Ceballos to the first-team.
After initially struggling to make an impact, Ceballos has impressed Mikel Arteta and the Gunners boss has urged the club to consider a permanent move.
However, his weighty price-tag will be hard bargain for someone that failed to score in the Premier League in 14 attempts this season.
The 23-year-old has also previously expressed his desire to play for Real Madrid again and it remains to be seen whether Arsenal would be capable of meeting their asking price.
Due the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, such a bid would be difficult for Real to turn down.