Arsenal midfielder Dani Ceballos is said to be reluctant to return to Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid at the end of his loan spell at the Emirates Stadium.
Dani Ceballos is on a season-long loan deal at Arsenal from Real Madrid, having joined the North Londoners in the summer.
According to Spanish newspaper AS, Dani Ceballos is not ready to return to Real Madrid after his loan spell with the Gunners as long as Zinedine Zidane is still the manager.
Dani Ceballos didn’t get much first-team opportunities under Zinedine Zidane while he was at Real Madrid.
There is no transfer fee clause in the loan contract that took Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid to Arsenal.
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Dani Ceballos is currently out injured with a hamstring injury sustained during the Europa League clash between Portuguese Super League outfit Vitoria Guimares and Arsenal.
He is expected to return to action for the next game, the Premier League game at home to Southampton on Saturday.
The hamstring injury forced Dani Ceballos to miss the international break with the Spanish national team.
Dani Ceballos will sit out the Spain games against Malta and Romania.
He was missing for the Malta game that ended in a 6-0 win for Spain and will also sit out the Romania game on Monday night.