Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos has revealed that he has no intention of leaving the Spanish club this summer.
The 22-year-old has been on West Ham and Tottenham’s radar with the Spaniard having struggled for game time in the last few months of the season under manager Zinedine Zidane.
However, speaking about his future, Ceballos has confirmed that he is keen to fight for his place in the first team at the Bernabeu next campaign:
“I am very ambitious as I have four more years at Madrid and a high [release] clause, and my goal is to succeed at Real Madrid and I think I’m going to do so.
“Zidane has always been clear to me and he has never sold me a pup. I am not going to tell you what he has told me because it is private, but he has been very clear in both of his spells.”
With Ceballos looking unlikely to move clubs, it seems the Hammers have already begun looking at other midfield targets.
The London club have reportedly had a bid rejected for Barcelona’s Andre Gomes, while they are said to be interested in Olympiakos attacking midfielder Kostas Fortounis.
Newcastle pair Jonjo Shelvey and Isaac Hayden are also believed to be two players that West Ham are considering as they look to bolster their options in the middle of the park.