Liverpool are still in the market for another attacker this summer with Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio their top target, according to reports in Spain.
The Reds have signed Darwin Nunez, Fabio Carvalho and Calvin Ramsay so far this summer with Bayern Munich-bound Sadio Mane and a number of squad players set to depart this summer.
A report last Thursday insisted that the signing of Ramsay from Aberdeen would be Jurgen Klopp’s last signing of the summer with the German deciding he doesn’t need another midfielder.
However, multiple reports out of Spain today insist that it’s an attacker that Liverpool want despite having Mo Salah, Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino, Luis Diaz, Nunez and Carvalho in their ranks already.
Asensio’s role at Real Madrid is ‘declining’ currently and the Spain international is open to a fresh start elsewhere as he looks to play more games next season.
And Spanish newspaper AS (via Sport Witness) claims that Liverpool could still sign another forward to replace Mane with Asensio topping their list of targets.
With just a year left on his contract at the Bernabeu, Asensio could be available on a free transfer next summer and Los Blancos value him at around €40m (£34m).
Another Spanish publication Sport insists that AC Milan will compete with Liverpool for Asensio with the Serie A side ready to bid for the attacker.
While Sport Witness also bring us an interesting report from Mundo Deportivo, who understand that Liverpool ‘want to pay less’ than Real’s €40m asking price.
Interest from AC Milan and Premier League side Arsenal is no secret after Asensio’s agent revealed in April that the two clubs had made offers.
The Real Madrid attacker’s agent told Sport Mediaset: “We are proud of Milan’s interest.
“The Rossoneri are an option even if there are offers from a couple of English clubs, including Arsenal. We are ready to evaluate every option.”
The 26-year-old started 19 of his 31 La Liga appearances last term but still managed to score ten goals to help Real lift the league title.