Gabriel Martinelli: Real Madrid to offer Arsenal Ceballos in exchange for Brazilian youngster

Gabriel Martinelli: Real Madrid to offer Arsenal Ceballos in exchange for Brazilian youngster

- Gabriel Martinelli is wanted by Spanish League giants Real Madrid

- They are willing to allow Arsenal sign, Dani Ceballos, on a permanent deal this summer

- Ceballos is on loan at the Emirates Stadium from Real and has greatly impressed under Mikel Arteta

Real Madrid are reportedly planning to lure Arsenal youngster Gabriel Martinelli away from the Emirates Stadium this summer.

The Brazilian teenage sensation has scored ten goals in 23 appearances across competitions this campaign after joining the Gunners from Ituano on a five-year deal valued around €7 million.

His impressive performances have in his first year with the north Londoners has however attracted interests from top European Leagues.

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And Los Blancos appear to be one of the possible destinations for the 18-year-old as they plan to include Dani Ceballos in the deal to secure Martinelli's signature.

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The Spanish midfielder is currently on a season-long loan deal with the Premier League side and they have a chance to make it permanent.

Daily Star, however, reports that the Gunners will have a chance to seal the deal only if they allow their youngster to move the other way.

The publication affirms that Ceballos has also been one of Arsenal's top players under Mikel Arteta despite battling series of injuries.

He showed blistering performance during their winter training camp in Dubai and started all three Premier League matches afterward.

Discussing Ceballos' future earlier this month, Arteta said: "We haven't had any discussions about it [a permanent deal].

"I'm really happy with Dani and what he's bringing to the team right now.

"It took him a while after his injury to get to the level that he has and that I've seen in the past. He's performing much better now and that's why he's playing much more games."

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