Liverpool have been linked with Real Madrid playmaker, Marco Asensio, for some time and the latest reports going on in the media are intriguing.
A few days ago, we covered a report (via Spain) claiming that the Reds have already met the salary demands of the La Roja attacker.
More recently, reports in Italy have suggested that the Merseysiders can even meet the asking price set by the Los Blancos to sign the 26-year-old star.
According to a report covered by Tutto Mercato Web yesterday, Asensio will be out of contract in less than a year and Madrid will look to cash in on him if he does not sign an extension.
The media outlet have mentioned that the player is willing to take a pay cut to join a convincing project and the latest contacts with AC Milan have been positive.
However, meeting the asking price of 30 million euros (£25.7million) would be a problem for the Italian champions.
TMW claim that clubs like Liverpool, Arsenal and Newcastle can pay £25.7million to agree a fee with the European Champions, who would prefer to sell him to the Premier League. President, Florentino Perez wants a quick resolution of the transfer saga.
Last season, the 29-capped international made 8 appearances in the Champions League but only started in 2 games. On the other hand, he made 31 appearances in the La Liga and started just 19 times.
In all competitions, the Spaniard scored 12 goals and provided a couple of assists under Italian coach, Carlo Ancelotti.