Dani Ceballos To Liverpool Depends On Real Madrid Doing One Thing
Liverpool have reportedly identified Dani Ceballos as a transfer target for this month, with the deal depending on Real Madrid doing one thing.
Following the mega-sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona for a staggering £142 million, Liverpool are keen to spend the money received from his transfer on new talent.
While the Premier League club are set to accelerate the deal for RB Leipzig's Naby Keita, Jurgen Klopp is also looking at further new signings including the Spanish youngster.
Information from within Leipzig this evening that Naby Keita will become a Liverpool player on Sunday
- Chris Williams (@Chris78Williams) January 12, 2018
Hearing from Leipzig that the #Keïta deal will be about €95 million (not confirmed yet). The deal appears to be done. #LFC
- Manuel Veth (@ManuelVeth) January 12, 2018
Ceballos, 21, rose to prominence for Spain in the under-21 European Championships, not to mention his stint in the La Liga with Real Betis.
But following the tournament, which they eventually lost to Germany in the final, Real Madrid secured his services, with the player penning a six-year contract for a transfer fee of around €18 million.
Though he could swap Spain's top flight for the Premier League.
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Ceballos in action for Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey. Image: PA
And according to Spanish outlet Diario Gol, a potential deal depends on Real Madrid buying in a replacement before the window slams shut.
Ceballos could be tempted to leave with the 2018 World Cup just around the corner. He'll want regular first-team football to give himself the best possible chance to make the competitive Spain squad.
With the transfer window in full flow, Zinedine Zidane gave an update from the Real Madrid camp.
"I talked with the president and we looked at everything," he said.
Zidane prowls the touchline. Image: PA
Zidane added: "We could speak about reinforcements, but there will be no signings at the minute, although anything could happen before the end of January.
"Of course, I don't want any of the squad to leave.
Ceballos to Anfield? Watch this space.