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Real Madrid forward’s agent has had contact with Barcelona over summer move

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Marco Asensio is one of several Real Madrid players whose contract expires at the end of the ongoing season. It has given way to continued speculations over the 27-year-old winger’s future at the Santiago Bernabeu.

While reports suggest that Real Madrid are certain about their intentions to renew the Spanish international, an agreement is yet to be reached.

And, according to SPORT, Barcelona are showing a keen interest in Asensio’s situation and have discussed the possibility of signing him with his agent, Jorge Mendes.

The 27-year-old Spaniard had teased a possible move to Camp Nou in the past, but was dismissed the rumours in a later interview. He has stated that he wishes to continue at Real Madrid beyond the current campaign.

However, an agreement over a new deal is yet to be reached, with the player and the club not on the same page when it comes to his wage demands.

And Barcelona are attentive to the situation and have spoken about a move for Asensio with his agent, Mendes.

The Portuguese representative has a strong relationship with Barça president Joan Laporta and is already helping them on the potential signing of Ruben Neves from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

And should Asensio do not renew with Real Madrid, Mendes could facilitate his move to Barcelona come summer.

As things stand, the report states that the former RCD Mallorca winger, who could have joined Barcelona in 2014, is yet to make a decision on his next move, even though he has insisted about wanting to remain at Real Madrid.

So, the possibility of a renewal is on the table, along with a move to Barcelona and even a transfer to the Premier League. Everything will depend on how the contract negotiations between the two parties proceed in the weeks to come.

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Real Madrid forward set for talks with Arsenal this week – report

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With less than six months left on his contract, Marco Asensio looks to be on his way out of Real Madrid very soon. The Spaniard has not yet started talks to extend his contract with the Spanish giants, which has garnered the eyes from several top clubs across Europe.

One of the clubs interested in his signature happens to be Premier League leaders Arsenal. Mikel Arteta is said to be a fan of the player, and will try to be bring him to North London on a free transfer this summer.

According to Mirror, Asensio’s agents will fly to London this week to get an a better understanding Arsenal’s interest in the player. Talks are scheduled with Arsenal, among possibly other clubs.

Asensio’s priority remains to extend with Arsenal, but not at ‘any cost’. The winger is looking for raise with his new contract to go along with a four-year deal. The report states that he currently earns around €130,000 per week at Madrid.

The 27-year-old has been waiting for an official offer from Los Blancos for a while, but the club will wait for March or April before taking a decision on his extension.

Asensio took a while to grow important for Carlo Ancelotti this season, but has been featuring regularly on the right-wing lately. He even scored in 2-0 win against Valencia in midweek, taking his tally to two for the season, excluding three assists as well.

Arsenal are definitely looking to add more firepower to their squad for next season, having already brought in Leandro Trossard in the winter. Asensio could serve as the perfect backup to Bukayo Saka, who has been in incredible form all season.

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