Liverpool are reportedly prepared to shell out €40 million for Marco Asensio, with Real Madrid willing to cash in on their attacker.

According to El Nacional, Real Madrid are prepared to cash in on Marco Asensio. The Spanish giants are intent on funding a move for both Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe next summer, which makes the 25-year-old’s sale paramount, with Liverpool now in contention of signing the talented attacker.

In fact, the Reds are even willing to shell out €40 million to secure the services of Asensio. Liverpool have been targeting the Real Madrid star for quite some time now and head coach Jurgen Klopp would welcome his arrival, as he looks to bolster his options in the creative department next season.

Liverpool have not done much in the transfer market lately, notably signing just one player in the shape of Ibrahima Konate during the summer transfer window. It has attracted a lot of backlash from fans, with many questioning the club’s lack of creative output and over-reliance on the likes of Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane.

As such, the Reds are prepared to splash the cash on Asensio, with a €40 million bid being readied. The Spanish winger brings a lot of experience to the table, with a total of 200 competitive appearances.

Could Asensio be on his way to Liverpool? (Photo by Oscar del Pozo/AFP/Getty Images)
Could Asensio be on his way to Liverpool? (Photo by Oscar del Pozo/AFP/Getty Images)

He has endured a slight decline over the past couple of years but the forward has started the new season well, flourishing under Carlo Ancelotti and scoring three goals in league matches. Not to mention, the 25-year-old has won two Champions League titles with Real Madrid, sporting a real winning mentality.

Asensio’s performances and his pedigree at the highest level of football has put Liverpool on red alert, although the 25-year-old is certainly not the only option for the Merseysiders. In addition to the Spaniard, Federico Chiesa has emerged as a target for Klopp recently, though they are set to face stiff competition from Premier League rivals Chelsea.

Real Madrid, meanwhile, are in pole position to sign Mbappe. But the pursuit of Haaland could be a much trickier task, with Manchester City reportedly keen on attaining his services next season.

Borussia Dortmund themselves are going to try everything they can to remove the release clause in the player’s contract, with club CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke even recently denying claims of the Norwegian forward being guaranteed to leave the Bundesliga giants next summer.

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