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Arsenal strongly interested in Real Madrid star Marco Asensio

AC Milan join race for soon-to-be free agent Marco Asensio

Arsenal are strongly interested in signing Real Madrid attacker Marco Asensio on a free transfer, according to TuttoMercatoWeb.

The Spaniard has amassed over 250 appearances for Los Blancos in his career but is likely to move on amid his reduced game time.

He will be available on a free transfer when his contract expires in June and Arsenal are reportedly the front-runners in the race.

AC Milan also have an eye on the ex-Real Mallorca man but face fierce competition from the Gunners, who are ‘strongly interested’.

Asensio would add more competition to Arsenal’s squad

The 27-year-old has played just 1,179 minutes for Madrid this season, but he has still impressed with seven goals and five assists.

He has managed a goal contribution in every 98 minutes for Los Blancos and could now seek a new club where he can prove himself.

Arsenal currently have numerous attacking options, but Asensio would still be a brilliant purchase on a free transfer this summer.

Asensio can play on either flank or in the number 10 position. He could be a valuable player to add competition.

We have seen the impact that Leandro Trossard has had since his January switch. Asensio would be another shrewd signing.

The Spanish star earns around £167,000-per-week at Los Blancos and may want close to £200,000 at his next club.

Arsenal should easily afford the package as they are set for a substantial financial boost with their return to the Champions League.

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