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DANI CEBALLOS will meet Real Madrid officials to make a decision over his future - but not until after their game against Manchester City.

The midfielder's season-long loan with Arsenal came to an end after he helped guide them to glory in the FA Cup final.

Dani Ceballos won the FA Cup with Arsenal after beating Chelsea in the final
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Dani Ceballos won the FA Cup with Arsenal after beating Chelsea in the finalCredit: Getty Images - Getty

Ceballos made 37 appearances for the Gunners this season, scoring two goals and making two assists.

But the 23-year-old has admitted he does not know where his future lies amid interest from Real Betis.

He told El Partidazo de COPE: "I haven't spoken to Real Madrid yet, but anyone who wears that shirt is happy.

"Madrid are better than any club in the world. We'll see about my future.

"I'm not thinking about whether or not I can play for Real Madrid, Arsenal or another club.

"Now it's time to disconnect. I have to be calm and think clearly with my family about the coming year."


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He confirmed he will not start talks with Madrid until after their game against City on Friday.

Ceballos told Spanish radio station Cadena SER: "It's a satisfaction to have won the FA Cup.

"I'm thrilled to end the season with a title.

"Real Madrid have remained close to me throughout the season, not just now.

"I'm grateful for that. I spoke to the Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, who has congratulated me for the title.

"From today, I am a Real Madrid player and I'm happy about that.

"Real Madrid have an important game against Manchester City and from then on, I will talk to the club and discuss my future."

Ceballos kicked off his senior career with Real Betis before moving to Real Madrid in 2017.

The 23-year-old admitted his former club have been in regular contact with him this season.

He added: "I've a lot love for Betis, for everyone that works at that club.

"They know the love I have for them and we'be been in contact all season. Betis means a lot me."

Real Betis have just hired former West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini and club chief Antonio Cordon seems ready to back the Chilean in the transfer market.

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