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Real Madrid 'willing to accept €30m offer' for Marco Asensio

Mudeet Arora
Marco Asensio has just a year left on his Real Madrid contract
Marco Asensio has just a year left on his Real Madrid contract / Quality Sport Images/GettyImages
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Real Madrid may be willing to sell Marco Asensio for a fee of around €30m this summer, according to a report in Italy.

Asensio has made close to 230 appearances for Real Madrid in all competitions but has just a year remaining on his contract - with talks over an extension yet to yield an agreement.

The Spaniard, who has scored 10 goals in 35 appearances during 2021/22, isn't guaranteed a place in Carlo Ancelotti's starting XI and his agent recently talked up interest from Arsenal and AC Milan, stating Asensio would be willing to consider a move away from the Bernabeu.

Italian news outlet Calciomercato now suggest that Real will consider selling Asensio if they receive an offer between €25m and €30m - with Milan said to be particularly interested in the 26-year-old as they see him as an upgrade on current right wing options Alexis Saelemaekers and Junior Messias.

Arsenal, meanwhile, could be in the market for a winger, with the future of Nicolas Pepe far from certain. The club-record £72m signing from Lille was made available for loan during the January transfer window and despite staying put, is unlikely to be part of Mikel Arteta's plans moving forward.

As for Asensio, he may yet sign a contract extension in Madrid - particularly if the club part ways with both Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard next summer - but it's likely he'll need to lower his wage demands which have been estimated by some to be around the €7m-per-year mark.

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