Liverpool have been dealt a massive blow in their pursuit for Real Madrid playmaker Marco Asensio. The 22-year-old is believed to be unhappy at Los Blancos, and after more game time. However, the club refuse to let him leave this summer.
Asensio's incredible rise to the top seemed to simmer down a little last season. As Madrid struggled to perform in the league, few took notice of the young Spaniard, who was stuck playing second fiddle for most of the campaign to Isco.
This brought about many a rumour, and one that's been persistent over the last week or so is that Liverpool are interested in taking the midfielder to Anfield - and would even shell out an incredible £158m attacker.
However, according to a report in AS, Madrid have no intention of letting Asensio leave; nor does the player himself have any desire to depart the club.
Asensio is determined to stay at the Bernabeu, fight for a place and become a sensation at the club. With a contract until 2023 and a release clause of an incredible