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Wolves transfer news: Dani Ceballos could stay at Real Madrid amid Wolves links

Wolves have been linked with a move for Dani Ceballos – but the midfielder could remain at Real Madrid until the end of the season.

Julen Lopetegui supposedly wants to sign another midfielder in January.

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And a few days ago El Nacional reported that the new Molineux head coach was keen on him.

The claim was that he would be open to the idea of playing for the 56-year-old.

But AS reported yesterday that Ceballos wants to remain at the Bernabeu and battle for minutes.

It is expected that Carlo Ancelotti will be handing him more minutes than usual, with Luka Modric, Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga have gone deep in the World Cup.

Ceballos has barely featured for Real so far this season.

He’s made 11 appearances, but for just 209 minutes of time on the pitch.

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Competition is fierce, and he has been low down in the pecking order.

But it looks as though he’s keen to stick it out at Real until the end of the season. His contract expires then, so he might be holding out for an extension.

Ceballos, of course, has previous Premier League experience having played for Arsenal for a couple of seasons on loan.

He made 77 appearances for the Gunners, scoring two goals and making five assists.

Dani Ceballos move doesn’t feel likely for Wolves as report suggests he could feature more for Real Madrid

The information provided by AS appears to suggest that Ceballos is more likely to stay at Real than leave in January.

Essentially, it’s his last chance to make things work out at the Spanish giants.

Ceballos doesn’t feel like a player Wolves particularly need.

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Wanderers have Matheus Nunes and Boubacar Traore who perform similar roles to the Spaniard.

Lopetegui would have more of a need for someone like Isco, who is an out-and-out attacking midfielder – something the squad doesn’t currently have.