LIVERPOOL have reportedly tabled an offer of €150m (£131m) for Marco Asensio but the Real Madrid star is holding out for a move to Chelsea.
Marco Asensio’s future at the Bernabeu appears uncertain with Zinedine Zidane unconvinced by his performances this season.
The Spaniard’s lack of game time could also push him towards the exit with club president Florentino Perez desperate to raise the funds in order to land several marquee signings in the transfer window.
And it seems Asensio is not short of offers from the Premier League.
Spanish publication Don Balon claim Liverpool have put an offer on the table of £131m as they look to beat Premier League rivals Chelsea to his signature.
But the report suggests the midfielder would prefer a move to Stamford Bridge over Anfield.
Chelsea are also keen on the 22-year-old and could attempt to sign him when negotiating the potential sale of Eden Hazard or Thibaut Courtois.
Any deal to prise Asensio away from the Spanish capital will not come cheap though with his current contract running until 2023.
Liverpool still have funds available from the £142m sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in January, while Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is set to pump more money into the club following a disappointing season under Antonio Conte.
Madrid club president Perez will be hoping he can persuade Asensio to stay but with Liverpool and Chelsea set to come knocking, the former will need to give his player assurances over his future.
Asensio is already desperate for playing time ahead of this year’s World Cup and missing out on the chance to represent his country due to a lack of game time will not bode well for Madrid’s chances of keeping him.