On June 23rd, Calciomercato reported Liverpool have come forward to sign Marco Asensio and will compete with AC Milan for the Real Madrid player.
The attacker has less than 12 months left on his current deal and renewal talks haven’t gone well so far.
That’s according to Sport on Monday, who explain Los Blancos made a renewal offer four months ago.
The 26-year-old has not responded to this proposal and is ‘waiting to see’ if an offer from the likes of Liverpool or another club will materialise.
It’s said the door to Milan is closed because the Serie A winners’ manager, Stefano Pioli, prefers Sassuolo’s Domenico Berardi. Therefore, the ex-Mallorca man moves away from the San Siro.
Meanwhile, TuttoMercatoWeb explain Real Madrid will want €25-30m to sanction his sale. Asensio will request a net annual salary of €7m but is ready to lower it if there is a ‘valid and convincing project’.
TMW state Milan are still in the picture as they have held positive talks with the player’s agent, Jorge Mendes. However, it will not be easy for them to convince the Champions League winners as the Rossoneri have not gone beyond an offer of €15m.
Real Madrid are ‘more oriented’ to sell the attacker to a Premier League side, where the Reds are in the mix. The likes of Liverpool and other English clubs can meet the €25-30m fee demanded by Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
Florentino Perez is in ‘hurry’ to cut ties with the Spaniard because without the renewal, the Madrid club want to sell him ‘immediately’.
Liverpool have secured Mohamed Salah’s long-term future and bolstered their attack by adding Darwin Núñez to their squad.
It is not clear where Asensio would fit in Jürgen Klopp’s plans, if he makes a move to Anfield.