Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta wants to complete a loan deal for Dani Ceballos in order to keep funds free to sign Thomas Partey in a big-money move. The Gunners are looking to strengthen their side and close the gap on their Premier League rivals next season.
Arsenal are in talks with Real Madrid over securing Ceballos for another year on loan.
That’s because the Gunners would ideally like to hold off on signing him permanently to focus on making a big midfielder transfer.
That would most likely be Atletico Madrid star Partey who Arteta has been linked with for several weeks now.
The Spaniard would like the capacity to play a midfield three, similar to Liverpool and Manchester City.
“He’s had a bad time in recent years and he hasn’t really gone to where City thought he might go to, but you don’t become a bad defender overnight, he just needs a bit of coaching.
“And that’s where it could be key with Arsenal, because obviously Arteta has worked with him over the last few years at Man City.
“But if West Ham could get him for that price it would be a great deal, an absolutely brilliant deal.”
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