Chelsea star convinces club to make €150m move for Liverpool target

Date published: Thursday 8th March 2018 2:31

Chelsea are eyeing up a potential summer move for Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio, according to a report.

Spanish outlet Don Balon claim that the Premier League champions are considering a swoop for the Spain international at the end of the season.

Their report states that Blues’ striker Alvaro Morata wants the club to sign his former Real Madrid team-mate.

Don Balon claim that he has even managed to convince Chelsea that Asensio would be a good fit at Stamford Bridge.

A report in Diario Gol recently stated that Asensio had called for Real to sort out his future after he became concerned over talk that the Spanish giants would be bringing in a number of high-profile signings this summer after a disappointing season domestically.

However, it is believed that Real president Florentino Perez will not sell his young star and will reject any offer out of hand, making the negotiations difficult.

Real have been linked with moves for Chelsea duo Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois recently, opening up the possibility for some kind of swap deal.

Perez confirmed claims in the Spanish media last month that suggested Liverpool had failed in a reported €150million offer for Marco Asensio.

Meanwhile, Don Balon claimed last month that Pep is willing to pay €150m to land him, going on to state that Asensio would favour a switch to City over a move to London.


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