Arsenal and Liverpool are hot on the trail of Spanish starlet Dani Ceballos.
The Real Betis midfielder, who has been likened to Cesc Fabregas, has been tipped for the top.
Ceballos has already caught the eye in La Liga - fresh from starring in his country’s Under-19 European Championship triumph earlier in the summer.
Clubs have been alerted that Ceballos has less than a year on his contract, with the buyout clause set a £7.5million.
But the Gunners and the Reds continue to send their scouts to run the rule over Ceballos as they aim to move first in January.
They believe they can snap up the teenager for a cut-price fee as Betis fear he will leave for nothing.
Ceballos, 19, could sign a pre-contract agreement before arriving next summer.
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