Serie A giants AC Milan are weighing up a move for Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio this summer, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The Spanish winger is set to leave Santiago Bernabeu as a free agent when his contract runs out at the end of the season, with no talks of an extended deal on the horizon.
The 27-year-old has been a key player for Los Blancos over the years, but his playing time has drastically reduced under manager Carlo Ancelotti.
Asensio has fallen behind Rodrygo and Federico Valverde in the pecking order and a move away from the Spanish capital is a near certainty.
The former RCD Mallorca forward is not short on admirers, with Premier League leaders Arsenal, French champions Paris Saint-Germain and Milan all in the race for his signature.
Milan are looking to bolster their attacking ranks in the summer after enduring an abysmal campaign defending their Scudetto crown.
Asensio’s availability on a free transfer entices the Italian giants, who are struggling to raise money to fund a much-needed summer reinforcement.
Milan have scheduled a meeting with Asensio’s agent Jorge Mendes who also represents contract rebel Rafael Leao, and the future of both players will be discussed.
Asensio has started just seven of his 20 La Liga appearances this season but has proven decisive when given a chance, with five goals and three assists.
His lack of regular playing time at Madrid cost him a place in new Spain manager Luis de la Fuente’s squad for the European Championship qualifiers.
Asensio was a second-half substitute in the El Clasico before the international break and nearly proved decisive as he had the ball in the net late in the clash.
However, the goal was chalked off via a contentious VAR decision, much to Ancelotti’s disappointment, before Franck Kessie nabbed a winner for title rivals Barcelona.
Asensio’s eight-year association with Los Blancos, where he won a plethora of trophies, could come to an abrupt end this summer with Madrid prepared to let him walk away for free.
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