Arsenal have reportedly been informed that it will take them to pay £23m to secure services of Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos.
While the Spaniard has endured a mixed season on loan at the Emirates Stadium, the 23-year-old has emerged as one of Mikel Arteta’s vital players since the resumption.
Six starts and two substitute appearances have been made since June 17, with the player’s form convincing Arteta to make an effort to keep him at the Gunners.
However, according to Marca, the North London club will have to shell out £23m if they wish to secure the services of Ceballos on a permanent basis.
Although he does not feature in the plans of Real Madrid head-coach Zinedine Zidane, Ceballos still has three years left on his current deal.
Real Betis and Valencia are also believed to be keeping tabs on the situation.
Meanwhile, Arsenal have supposedly been priced out of a move for Norwich City key man Max Aarons, who is believed to be valued at £30m.
The 20-year-old full-back has emerged as a highly sought-after prospect following a stunning season with the Canaries, and Aarons is believed to have garnered interest from several teams from the Premier League.
Fierce North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham are both believed to be in the race for the defender, however, it appears that the latter will struggle to secure a contract for Aarons in the current financial climate.
According to Goal, Norwich will hold out for a £30m fee even if they be relegated from the Premier League a figure which the Gunners are unlikely to hand over.