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AC Milan rival Manchester United in race for out-of-favour Real Madrid winger

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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.

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Ancelotti-favourite defender will leave Real Madrid if club signs 23-year-old ace

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With Kylian Mbappe’s signing now a completed objective, Real Madrid turn to what was always considered the second most critical operation of this summer – Alphonso Davies.

The Canadian full-back has been on Los Blancos’ radar for a while now, but with his contract with Bayern Munich running until 2025, his signing is seen to be a tad bit more complicated.

The Bavarians’ firm stance that they wish to persist with the speedster, needless to say, has only made the objective more complicated for Los Blancos.

No room for three

Despite Bayern Munich’s repeated advances towards Davies in recent weeks, Real Madrid are firm that they will attempt to sign the player this summer.

In light of the Canadian full-back’s possible arrival, Cadena SER reveals that Ferland Mendy will almost certainly leave Real Madrid if Davies’ signing is pulled off.

Carlo Ancelotti is clear that he has no room for three left-backs in his squad. One of Fran Garcia and Mendy must thus leave the Spanish capital in such a scenario and the Frenchman is better placed on that front.

Ferland Mendy (L) could leave Real Madrid if Davies arrives.. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Mendy’s current deal in Madrid runs out next year and the player has been informed that a decision over his future at the club will be taken shortly.

On track with Davies

The Spanish outlet also reveal that the Canadian speedster rejected an offer from Bayern Munich in recent hours and that his departure from the Bavarian capital is not ruled out.

Bayern Munich demand a sum of €50 million for the dynamic full-back. Real Madrid, however, have set a spending limit of €30 million for the youngster and will not exceed that sum in any scenario.

Vincent Kompany’s men thus have a critical decision to make, for allowing Davies to run down the final year on his deal may well back-fire as did the case of Kylian Mbappe with PSG.

Real Madrid, as it stands, appear to be in the driver’s seat.

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