ARSENAL are reportedly looking to sign midfielder Dani Ceballos on loan again for next season with Mikel Arteta confirming talks are taking place.
The 23-year-old has become a key player for the Gunners since the restart of football – starting the last four Premier League games.
And he came off the bench last weekend to send the North Londoners into the FA Cup semi-final after scoring an injury time winner away at Sheffield United.
SunSport exclusively revealed last month that Arsenal were not looking to sign the Spaniard permanently once his loan spell expires at the end of the season.
But it appears that the club are keen on another loan agreement, with the Times claiming Arsenal want Ceballos until 2021.
They state that the player has accepted the fact he will not feature regularly under Zinedine Zidane at the Bernabeu.
It has also been suggested that Los Blancos are open to letting the ex-Real Betis star remain on loan for a further campaign.
Ahead of Arsenal’s home clash against Leicester on Tuesday night, Arteta expressed his love for the player, as well as his desire to keep him at the Emirates.
He said: “I am really happy with him. I love how much he likes to play football, the passion he puts into every training session and in every game.
“His celebrations, whether he’s on the pitch or on the bench, he puts his life into it.
“He’s evolving the right way and has become a really important player for us.
“We are talking to the club – obviously we don’t own the player, it’s not in our hands. The clubs need to have communication and see what we can do.”