Arsenal ‘confident’ of extending Dani Ceballos’ loan from Real Madrid if season goes beyond June 30 due to coronavirus pandemic

Arsenal reportedly believe they will be able to extend Dani Ceballos’ loan spell from Real Madrid should the season run beyond June 30 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Premier League is currently suspended until at least April 30, but there is no guarantees the campaign will resume then.

Dani Ceballos is loan from Real Madrid until the end of the season
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Clubs met via a conference call recently and decided to extend the league calendar ‘indefinitely’ to get the season completed.

Euro 2020 has already been rescheduled to next summer to give domestic leagues the chance to finish their campaigns.

The current best-case scenario is thought to be that matches could resume in mid-May, with the possibility of them being played behind closed doors, with the hope of completing all games by June 30.

The difficulty will come if the season goes beyond that date, due to player contracts expiring at the end of June.

Ceballos is on loan from Real Madrid until the end of the current season and the Evening Standard report that the Gunners are confident of being able to keep the midfielder for as long as he is needed.

Senior figures at the club are said to be relaxed about the situation and, although no formal talks have taken place, believe Real will not be opposed to the extension.

Ceballos has made 24 appearances for the Arsenal in 2019/20 and has scored once.

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