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Real Madrid knock back PSG attempts to sign Asensio, player wants to renew



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According to a report from Sergio Santos, Paris Saint-Germain had targeted a January move for Real Madrid star Marco Asensio. The Spaniard was identified as the ideal man to reinforce the ranks in the club’s attacking unit during the second half of the campaign.

However, the report adds that Real Madrid knocked back the attempts from PSG. They did not want to negotiate with the French giants over a move for Asensio, whose current contract at Santiago Bernabeu expires at the end of the season.

Real Madrid’s priority is to renew the contract of Asensio. They are figuring out ways to convince the Spaniard to prolong his stay at the club, especially after a series of impressive performances over the past few months.

Formerly of RCD Mallorca, Asensio was barely considered a key player before the start of the season as the player had struggled a lot due to injuries and lack of form.

But lately, the versatile winger has impressed onlookers with his performances from the bench. He has made a series of solid cameos and was even selected for the Spain team that travelled to Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Asensio’s performances have raised many eyebrows, with even Barcelona being linked with a move for the Spanish international. PSG, too, had probed about the possibility of signing the player on a free transfer next summer.

But it appears Real Madrid are determined to keep hold of the 27-year-old. Asensio, for his part, is open to continuing at Santiago Bernabeu, but he wants regular game-time and to become an important player for the club.

The Spaniard is not looking for a lucrative contract, but prominence in the first-team. But with Real Madrid already building a solid base in the attack with Vinicius, Karim Benzema and Rodrygo, it will be interesting to see whether or not they can promise him regular game-time and convince him to prolong his career at the club.

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Turkish giants to go all-out to sign Real Madrid outcast – report



There is no way back for Eden Hazard at Real Madrid. The Belgian international has not given the management any reason to have faith in his abilities over his past four seasons at the club and is unsurprisingly the most important departure for the Merengues in the summer.

Hazard has one more year on his contract in Madrid. However, it is clear that Carlo Ancelotti does not trust him and that any potential replacement manager in the summer will echo his stance.

According to reports from Mundo Deportivo, Fenerbahce are willing to go all out to sign Hazard this summer. The Turkish side have made the former Chelsea their prime target, yet face a steep task ahead of them.

The 32-year-old is hellbent on seeing out his contract with Los Blancos despite seeing his career sink right before his eyes. It thus becomes complicated for the party to lure away the forward, especially in a competition outside Europe’s top five leagues.

Fenerbahce attempted to sign the winger in the recently concluded winter transfer market. They reached an agreement with Real Madrid but failed to get over the line as they could not convince the player of the move.

The biggest obstacle for the Turkish side will be convincing Hazard to make the move by letting go of his lucrative contract in Madrid. The chances are slim, but not impossible.

Hazard has made just three league appearances and one start for Ancelotti’s side this season in La Liga, a steep fall from last season’s 18 and seven respectively.

His last appearance for the team came back in January when Real Madrid faced Cacereno in the Copa del Rey. In La Liga however, he last played in September 2022 in a 4-1 win over Mallorca.

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