Liverpool are reportedly leading the race against Juventus and AC Milan to sign frustrated Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos – aftet the player reportedly wants out of his current club if he could join the Merseysides.
Ceballos’ frustrations are growing, after he came on for just 29 seconds in the Los Blancos’ 3-1 victory over Leganes on Wednesday night.
Italian news outlet Calciomercato have reported the San Siro giants as the latest clubs to be keen on his situation, stating that inquiries have been made about the Spaniard’s availability in January and will retain their interest in the player this summer.
However, Milan will be facing keen competition from Liverpoool and Juventus for the Real Madrid ace, who cam close to joining Barcelona before putting pen to paper on Real’s contract last summer.
It was claimed earlier this week that Liverpool are in pole position to sign the Spain U21 international and according to reports garnered from Spanish outlet El Chiringuito TV [via the Daily Mirror], the Spaniard has expressed a desire to join Liverpool.
— El Chiringuito TV (@elchiringuitotv) February 21, 2018
His chances of leaving the Bernabeu have certainly increased, after the player showed his frustration at Zinedine Zidane after his 29-seconds cameo Wednesday.
Zidane has made it clear that Ceballos is a fringe player in his squad, yet Real Madrid want to almost double their money by demanding €30m if he is to move on in the summer. Ceballos joined Los Blancos on a six-year deal from Real Betis for €16.5m last July.
The Spanish under-21 international has only made seven appearances for Real Madrid in La Liga, and Liverpool could be perfect suitors for him as they look to bolster their midfield. Having lost Coutinho and looking likely to see Emre Can depart, Ceballos joins a long list of midfielder who have been linked with a move to Anfield this summer.