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Liverpool register interest in Marco Asensio

Marco Asensio

Reports originating from Spain claim that Liverpool have registered their interest in Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio.

It is claimed that the 23-year-old attacking midfielder is attracting interest from Reds’ boss Jürgen Klopp ahead of the summer transfer window and that a bid could be forthcoming if the player indicates he would be interested in a move to Anfield and if a sensible fee could be agreed upon.

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The Spanish media claim that Liverpool are favourites to land Asensio despite strong interest from Inter Milan and Juventus.

Asensio has struggled to hold down a regular starting berth at the Bernabéu under Julen Lopetegui, Santiago Solari and Zinedine Zidane and the suggestions are that it’s possibly time for him to look for a challenge elsewhere.

Under contract until 2023, the current message from Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez is that Asensio, who has a €700million (£599.1m) release clause, is not available for transfer.

Meanwhile, additional reports today claim that Juventus are also challenging Liverpool for PSG ace Adrien Rabiot. The 24-year-old continues to be linked with the Reds on an ongoing basis.