Unai Emery orders Arsenal board to complete Dani Ceballos signing next week

Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos is close to joining Arsenal on loan
Dani Ceballos is close to joining Arsenal on loan (BPI/REX)

Unai Emery wants Arsenal to complete the signing of Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid next week, according to reports in Spain.

The Gunners have been restricted this summer due to their £45 million transfer budget and have been frustrated in their efforts to land Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace.

Emery also wants Arsenal to sign a new central midfielder following the departure of Aaron Ramsey to Juventus.

Earlier this week, reports claimed that Arsenal are on the verge of signing Ceballos after Unai Emery convinced the midfielder to join the club during a phone call.

Dani Ceballos started just 13 games for Madrid in La Liga last season
Ceballos started just 13 games for Madrid in La Liga last season (Getty Images)

And according to ABC, Emery has told Arsenal’s hierarchy to complete a deal next Tuesday when his side face Real Madrid in a friendly in Maryland.

Madrid president Florentino Perez is expected to attend the game and Emery wants Arsenal’s board to use that as a chance to meet with the Spanish club in order to finalise Ceballos’ move to north London.

Arsenal have agreed to sign Ceballos on a season-long loan without an option to buy and the Gunners will also pay Ceballos’ wages during his time in England.

Ceballos is currently on holiday after being given an extended break by Madrid following Spain’s success at the European Under-21 Championship earlier this summer.

The midfielder, who was one of Spain’s key players during the tournament, is due to return to Madrid for pre-season training next week.

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