Milan enter the battle to sign €35m-rated Arsenal long-term target

Things are still up in the air about the Gunners recruitment this summer, and a lot could depend on the UCL qualification. It does look unlikely but the Spanish manager’s side are in a good run of form, while Leicester have completely gone off the rails at the worst time.

Qualifying for the tournament could be the crucial to keeping Dani Ceballos next campaign, but there could be other problems too. They confirm that Mikel Arteta is keen to keep the Los Blancos man after his loan expires this summer, but tight finances mean they probably can’t afford to add him permanently at this point.

On top of that, they suggest that Rossoneri have now approached La Liga giants about adding him, and that might be a tempting move for him to make. Ralf Rangnick has agreed to take over at San Siro from next campaign, so it seems like they might spend some money as they try to establish themselves as title challengers again.

They’ve had a few false dawns in the past few campaigns but it does feel different this time, so Spain international might fancy his opportunities of playing somewhere else next campaign. Nothing has been agreed at this point, and it seems like it could come down to who qualifies for European football next year.

Dani impressed in Gunners draw with Leicester City on Tuesday, which prompted the Spanish boss to further address midfielder’s future. Mikel has admitted the two teams are in discussions in a bid to find an agreement. Arsenal signed Pablo Mari from Flamengo and Cedric Soares from Southampton during the winter transfer window.