Returning to Real Madrid after an impressive 2016-17 season with Alaves, Marcos Llorente has somewhat stagnated over the past two campaigns.

Starting just 14% of games this season, the 24-year-old appears to need a move to ensure he continues to progress as a footballer, and his preference would be a transfer to England.

AS report this on Thursday, explaining the defensive midfielder has received offers from Premier League sides, notably Arsenal and Manchester United.

The latter of the two makes a lot of sense, especially with their need to bolster their midfield in the upcoming transfer window and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer preparing for what sounds like a mass exodus (or as much of one as possible).

The problem here remains Florentino Pérez and his transfer ideas, as AS believe the likeliest way a deal could be done would be via a sale with an option to buy him back at a later date, like they did with Alvaro Morata and Mariano.

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Since we don’t see Manchester United agreeing to that, unless the buy back clause is especially excessive, perhaps Arsenal, whose funds are somewhat more limited than the Red Devils’ (at least that’s what January suggested), might be more open to such a deal.

As well as the Gunners and the Old Trafford based club, the likes of Atlético Madrid, Roma and Sevilla are all keen on the defensive midfielder.

This could end up being quite a fun little saga if there’s anything in it, and we’ll definitely be keeping an eye on it.