Real Betis midfielder Dani Ceballos has committed his future to the La Liga following speculation regarding his future. Arsenal and Liverpool were both understood to be interested in a move for the Spanish youth international but the player is adamant his immediate future remains in his homeland.
The Metro has reported that the Premier League pair were tracking Ceballos, who was understood to be available for £8.5m ($13m). However, while both clubs' interest has seemingly dampened the 19-year-old has now ruled out a move to English football.
"I want to continue at Betis and enjoy these fans for many years," he told AS according to Sky Sports. "That they trust me because I have never failed them. I have always given everything for this shirt and I only think about returning all of the affection that I have received from the Beticos (Betis fans). [Reports of a move to Arsenal or Liverpool] They are only rumours, what I want is to stay at Betis."
Arsenal have made seven additions to their first team and academy squads, with Petr Cech representing the highest profile signing. Liverpool have also made seven with the signing of Christian Benteke their marquee addition.
Though Liverpool are not expected to make further additions before the transfer window closes on 1 September, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger could yet improve his frontline. The club have scored just three goals in their opening four Premier League games and the Frenchman admits he could be open to signing "an exceptional player".
"We are open and we are in the transfer market," the Arsenal manager said according to the Evening Standard. "If we find an exceptional player in any sector, we will do it. At the moment I don't know if something will happen or not. We're working on it; I'm not any more or less optimistic than I was last week. You always want more goalscorers, but it's unpredictable."