Real Madrid are optimistic that Inter Milan linked midfielder Dani Ceballos will stay and extend his contract this summer.

This according to UK-based news outlet The Athletic, via FCInterNews.

26-year-old Spanish international Ceballos is reportedly a target for Inter during the summer transfer window.

As things stand, the midfielder’s contract at the Santiago Bernabeu only runs until the end of the current month.

Los Blancos have offered former Real Betis and Arsenal midfielder Ceballos a new contract. For his part, Real coach Carlo Ancelotti is optimistic that the Spaniard will decide to accept their offer.

According to the Athletic, this is the overall mood at the Bernabeu concerning Ceballos’s contract talks.

The La Liga giants feel that the midfielder will ultimately decide to sign a new deal to stay in the Spanish capital.

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Should Ceballos not decide to extend his deal, however, there is no shortage of interest in his signature.

Inter have reportedly taken an interest in signing the 26-year-old as part of their plan to revamp the midfield ahead of next season.

There is no doubt that Roberto Gagliardini will leave Inter when his contract expires. Meanwhile, Marcelo Brozovic could also be sold this summer.

Accordingly, at least one or two midfielders will arrive this summer.

Ceballos is on Inter’s radar as a low-cost option to reinforce the midfield.

However, the Nerazzurri are not the only team closely following the Spaniard as a possible free transfer opportunity.

Real Betis are reportedly keen on bringing back the Spaniard, who left to join Real Madrid in the summer of 2017. Clubs in the Premier League are also taking an interest.

Ceballos has made thirty appearances for Los Blancos this season. In all competitions, he has appeared a total of 46 times.