Real Madrid are keen on sorting out the future of Marco Asensio before the transfer window slams shut in less than a week.
The 26-year-old has entered the final year of his contract with the reigning champions of Spain and England and has refused to pen a new deal. However, there have not been many takers for the Spanish international so far, putting his future in limbo.
Asensio is no longer favoured at Real Madrid, with president Florentino Perez reportedly instructing manager Carlo Ancelotti to no longer count on the former RCD Mallorca prospect.
But, both Asensio and Real Madrid could find a reprieve in the final week of the transfer window as the winger is picking up interest from clubs in England and Italy.
Indeed, Manchester United are reported to be keen on signing Asensio from Real Madrid before the transfer window closes.
Now, according to journalist Sergio Santos on El Chiringuito TV, AC Milan have joined Manchester United in the race to secure the services of Asensio.
Milan have been linked with a move for the Spanish international on and off all through the summer. However, the rumours had died down in recent weeks, with the Rossoneri reportedly deciding to try their luck next year, when he would become a free agent.
However, it seems like they are back in the hunt for Asensio’s signing, as they seek upgrades in their attacking options on the right flank.
Manchester United, meanwhile, could be viewing the Real Madrid ace as an alternative to top target Antony, for whom AFC Ajax are demanding a king’s ransom this summer.
Once heralded as the future of Real Madrid, Asensio has lost his way in the last couple of seasons, failing to hit the heights expected of him after a serious injury he suffered a few years ago.
While he did score ten goals in La Liga last season, the 26-year-old has looked a shadow of his best self and could soon be on his way out of the Santiago Bernabeu. Whether it is to AC Milan or Manchester United or a different club altogether remains to be seen.
€85 million-rated Serie A winger ‘dreams’ of playing for Real Madrid, claims father
Napoli winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia dreams of playing for Spanish giants Real Madrid, the winger’s father has revealed following the UEFA Champions League clash between the two teams last night.
Kvaratskhelia, 22, exploded upon arriving at Napoli last year, leading them to the Serie A title on the back of his explosive performances.
The Georgian winger has been impressing in the ongoing campaign as well, although he failed to score or assist in either of Napoli’s meetings with Real Madrid in the Champions League group stages.
Kvaratskhelia has previously spoken about how he has always been a lifelong supporter of Real Madrid and grew up idolising some of the club’s legends like Cristiano Ronaldo and Guti, among others.
Now, the 22-year-old winger’s father has revealed that his son has always dreamt of and continues to dream of playing for Real Madrid.
As quoted by Fabrizio Romano, Kvaratskhelia’s father said: “Khvicha always dreamed and still dreams of playing for Real Madrid. I am sure about it.”
Talking about the fact that the winger got to play against Real Madrid, Kvaratskhelia’s father added: “For Khvicha, playing vs Real Madrid was special. In my family, everyone is a Real Madrid supporter, except me.”
Real Madrid are in the market for attacking reinforcements, but they are looking for a centre-forward next summer and have Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland as their main targets.
As for Kvaratskhelia, whose market value stands at €85 million, it seems quite apparent that he harbours dreams of playing for Real Madrid. But it remains to be seen if there is some interest from Los Blancos in signing the winger.