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Real Madrid forward prioritising stay at club, but no progress in contract talks



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According to Fabrizio Romano via Caught Offside, Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio has been in talks with Real Madrid over a new contract for a while now. However, there has not been much progress on that front as of yet.

As such, the Spanish international would be open to a switch to the Premier League or any other big league, although he would prefer to remain at Madrid.

Asensio’s contract situation has been a subject of discussion since the summer. With Los Blancos unwilling to meet his lofty demands, talks over a new deal fell through and the winger was tipped to leave the Santiago Bernabeu.

However, the former Mallorca winger ended up staying. And even though he was starved of game-time early in the season, he managed to turn things around and gain some prominence in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans.

This led to rumours that Real Madrid will offer him a new contract but one without a substantial increase in wages. As things stand, however, there has been no movement with regard to Asensio’s renewal.

“Marco Asensio and Real Madrid have been in conversations for a long time over a new deal. At the moment, no final progress yet – we will see in the next months how it will continue,” says Romano.

In the final six months of his contract, the winger can negotiate with clubs of his desire over a free transfer switch in the summer.

“Asensio would be open to Premier League or any other big league experience one day, but the priority now is still for Real Madrid talks,” the transfer expert adds.

So far this term, Asensio has played 18 times in all competitions for Real Madrid, racking up a tally of three goals and three assists apiece.

With Eden Hazard likely to leave in the summer, losing Asensio as well could deprive Los Blancos of depth in the attacking unit. At 26, the Spaniard is in his prime years and can be a valuable player if he renews and continue at the Bernabeu.

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Official: Real Madrid squad list to face Atletico Madrid | La Liga



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As Real Madrid gear up for their biggest test of the 2023/24 season so far against Atletico Madrid, manager Carlo Ancelotti has released the squad list for the game at the Civitas Metropolitano.

The biggest news is the inclusion of star forward Vinicius Jr in the squad, with the Brazilian seemingly making an ultra-swift recovery from his injury to make himself available for the Madrid derby.

Meanwhile, Jude Bellingham also makes the squad list after there were some concerns about his situation as he had a stomach issue on Friday.

Arda Guler has trained with the team but is still not ready for his debut while Dani Carvajal also misses out with injury. Thibaut Courtois and Eder Militao remain long-term absentees.

Ferland Mendy makes a return to the squad list for a La Liga match after having recovered fully from his injury.

Youngster Nico Paz is still missing due to a knock that led to his absence in the midweek Champions League clash against Union Berlin.

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