Monday, 17 December, 2018

Liverpool readying huge Marco Asensio bid

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Sergio Cook | 26 June, 2018, 19:22

Liverpool are not prepared to give up on their pursuit of Marco Asensio and are preparing a bid of 180 million euros to test Real Madrid's resolve over the 22-year-old Spain midfielder, according to reports on regional television station Telemadrid.

Nabil Fekir could still leave Lyon this summer, despite a move to Liverpool collapsing earlier this month.

Despite interest from European Champions Real Madrid, The Mirror states "The Frenchman still wants to move to Reds".

And when asked about interest from Madrid, he added: "I think it is true, there have not been any discussions, but I think they are interested". In the meantime, there have been suggestions that he could be up for grabs for the very same reason, although it remains to be seen how his role changes under Julen Lopetegui.

"The player wants to move to Liverpool one of the biggest clubs in the world".

He would provide strong competition for Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah in the wide attacking roles at Anfield, and he would more than make up for the disappointment of missing out on Nabil Fekir. It does not necessarily represent the position of Liverpool Football Club. The German tactician asked the Liverpool board to make a move for the midfielder past year, leading to an opening bid of 50 million euros, which was rejected out of hand.

Jurgen Klopp is a known admirer of Fekir and the player even conducted an interview with Liverpool's club website before the deal hit a stumbling block.

Asensio is under contract at the Bernabeu until 2023 with a €700 million buyout clause, but would be a huge signing for Klopp's side if they could attract him to Anfield.

Where will Fekir be playing next season?

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