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Real Betis discuss Ceballos return after Real Madrid slump

Dani Ceballos could be set to leave Real Madrid in the January transfer window with former club Real Betis looking at the midfielder.

Having been the star of the summer for Spain’s U21 side in Poland where they finished runners up in the European championships, Ceballos was quickly linked with a move to both Barcelona and Madrid.

The latter were quick to pursue a move and the 21-year-old moved to the Santiago Bernabeu from Real Betis for a fee believed to be in the region of €20m.

However, a lack of playing time has seen the midfielder make just two starts for Los Blancos and it is now understood that talk of a January exit has begun.

A whole host of Premier League sides have shown interest, whilst Italian side Roma have also been mentioned with interest.

However, it is former club Betis, who are keen to bring the former midfielder back to the club on a reported six month loan deal.

“In football it is difficult to say if something can happen or not, as anything can happen,” Betis president Angel Haro told Canal Sur, as quoted by Diario AS.

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“Yes I have heard a lot of rumours but right now we are focusing on planning but I cannot give out more information, but we do have certain budget limitations.

“We are trying to reinforce our most important positions and want to strengthen but in football it is not always possible for everything to work out as you want it.”

Ceballos has a five-year contract at the Bernabeu which includes a €500m release clause, but a desire for first team football and his back-up role could see him leave on a loan deal or for a cheaper price.

The former Betis man is keen to get in Julen Lopetegui’s World Cup squad for next summer.


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