CRYSTAL PALACE want to sign Real Madrid star Dani Ceballos, according to reports in Spain.
The midfielder, 25, has struggled for game time since returning to the Bernabeu from Arsenal, where he spent two years on loan.
In fact, Ceballos has played just 67 minutes of football under Carlo Ancelotti across six games and is yet to make a single start this campaign.
And that has sparked interest from Palace, according to Fichajes.
The report adds that The Eagles are readying a £15million bid for the Spaniard.
But Palace are reportedly willing to up their price to make sure they land Ceballos, who has 18 months left on his contract.
That means he could be available for transfer in the summer, particularly as Ancelotti has no need for him in the squad at present.
Patrick Vieira is on the lookout for a midfield addition as he is set to lose star player Conor Gallagher when his loan expires at the end of the season.
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The 23-year-old has been in terrific form this season with eight Premier League goals – more than any player at parent club Chelsea has managed.
Gallagher's form even led to a first England cap at the end of last year and he is likely to find a role in Thomas Tuchel's squad next season.
If Ceballos arrives as his replacement he would be able to provide Premier League experience.
He made 77 appearances during his time at The Emirates and helped the club win the FA Cup in his first season.
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