Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio is reportedly seeking assurances from Jurgen Klopp before considering a move to Liverpool.
It has been claimed in the media that the LaLiga giants are willing to listen to offers for their 23-year-old schemer this summer, something which caught the attention of a number of top clubs.
In June, AS reported that Real Madrid have set an asking price in the region of £80-88m for Asensio, with Zinedine Zidane making it clear that he is not a major part of their plans for 2019-20.
Following the arrivals of Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic and Rodrygo for just under £300m already this summer, Real could be forced to sell a number of players who will see their game time drastically reduced next term.
However, Diario Gol claim that a monumental swap deal could be on the cards as Florentino Perez is making a charge for Liverpool’s Sadio Mane.
The Anfield club apparently want €160million just to come to the negotiating table, but Real want to spend no more than €130m, so are considering offering Asensio in a swap deal (plus €50m).
However, the Spain international has already warned that he would only move to Merseyside if he was guaranteed a place in the starting XI.
Liverpool are described as having the ‘upper hand’ in negotiations, but it is believed that – as in the case of Philippe Coutinho’s sale – they could be tempted.
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