Liverpool are very unlikely to make a move for Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.
The Spanish press have been tipping the Reds as one of the 26-year-old’s main suitors but, while he doesn’t completely rule out a late bid for the player at the end of the summer, Romano claims the club are more than happy with their current options up front:
“I think that would be really difficult. It could maybe be something for the end of the transfer window, in case Liverpool decide to change their position. But at the moment they say internally that they are happy with the squad they have.”
With the number of stories linking Liverpool with Asensio, you wouldn’t rule out there being some level of interest in the player, but it was probably a contingency plan if Mo Salah decided to leave Anfield this summer.
If the winger does move to England, there are a couple of likelier destinations, with both Manchester United and Arsenal having been mentioned as possible options in recent weeks.
As Real are currently demanding around €40m (£34m) for Asensio, though, clubs may decide to remain patient, as he can sign a pre-contract agreement in January ahead of a free transfer next year.