Tottenham are vying with AC Milan for the signing of Real Madrid star Marco Asensio, according to reports.
Tottenham’s impressive front three put on a show during their 4-0 rout at Aston Villa on Saturday. Heung-min Son got a hat-trick, Dejan Kulusevski joined him on the scoresheet and got an assist, while Harry Kane registered two assists of his own.
Their form could take Antonio Conte’s side into the Champions League. The north London outfit have usurped Arsenal as the favourites to gain fourth spot.
Despite the deadly nature of Son, Kulusevski and Kane, Tottenham may add to Conte’s forward options this summer.
Club chiefs are looking into the prospect of capturing Paulo Dybala, who will leave Juventus at the end of June. But he is not the only attacker in their sights, as Spain international Asensio joins him on Spurs’ wish list.
Marco Asensio prepares for Real Madrid exit
According to BBC Sport, who cite Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, the right winger is gearing up to leave Real Madrid in the summer.
His contract expires in 2023 and this will be one of Real’s last chances to make some money on him. Asensio will also fall down the pecking order if Kylian Mbappe arrives in Madrid, so he sees his future elsewhere.
As such, Spurs and Milan both have hopes of capturing the 26-year-old.
The original report provides more detail on their pursuit. Mundo Deportivo state the two clubs made contact with Asensio’s representatives last summer.
Asensio was happy with the transfer interest but opted to remain at Real to work under legendary manager Carlo Ancelotti.
While the Italian has given Asensio 35 appearances this term, he rarely gets the chance to complete a full 90 minutes. This is due to competition from the likes of Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo.
With this in mind, Spurs and Milan are preparing to re-open talks with Asensio and his agent.
The report doesn’t reveal how much it will take to prize the 26-cap international away from Real. transfermarkt value him at £36million, but with his contract running down it shouldn’t take this much to agree a deal.