Real Madrid block Arsenal midfielder Dani Ceballos’ transfer to Valencia

first_imgCeballos played for the first time since November on Monday (Picture: Rex Features)Real Madrid have blocked Dani Ceballos’ efforts to join Valencia on loan, according to reports.The midfielder is currently on the books at Arsenal, but has featured just once since Mikel Arteta took over at the Emirates.Ceballos played his first minutes for Arsenal since the start of November against Bournemouth in the FA Cup after telling Arteta he wants to cancel his loan deal before the close of the January transfer window.Arsenal have already informed Ceballos they will not support his bid to leave the club, with Valencia pushing to sign the Spaniard.ADVERTISEMENTHowever, Spanish outlet Marca claim Real have blocked Valencia’s move for Ceballos as the Spanish giants do not want him joining a direct rival.AdvertisementAdvertisementReal are thought to be open to Ceballos switching clubs, as the player is desperate for regular game time ahead of the European Championships this summer. Arteta ‘pleased’ after Arsenal progress past Bournemouth in FA CupTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 4:22FullscreenArteta ‘pleased’ after Arsenal progress past Bournemouth in FA Cup is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Rio Ferdinand urges Arsenal to back Mikel Arteta in Pablo Mari transferMORE: Mikel Arteta rules out Barcelona’s chances of signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenal in January Ceballos is desperate for more game time (Picture: Getty)Ceballos does not want to lose his place in the Spain squad and is concerned Arteta has already made his mind up about his suitability for the team.Valencia are not giving up on luring Ceballos back to Spain just yet, but the La Liga side will find it difficult to convince Real to sanction the move.Ceballos was signed by Unai Emery and joined the Gunners on the basis that he was assured a starting place by the former Arsenal manager.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityInjury forced Ceballos to miss eleven games for Arsenal and he was finally recalled by Arteta when he came on for the final 20 minutes in a 2-1 win over Bournemouth on Monday.Arsenal chiefs believe Ceballos can still be an important player for Arsenal and are focusing their efforts on signing a centre-back before the end of the window.The transfer window closes on Friday and Arsenal face a race against time to land Pablo Mari after talks with Flamengo broke down. Coral BarryTuesday 28 Jan 2020 8:54 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link734Shares Real Madrid block Arsenal midfielder Dani Ceballos’ transfer to Valenciacenter_img Advertisement Comment Advertisementlast_img read more