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According to reports, Arsenal has concluded arrangements to make a sensational move to sign Real Madrid playmaker, Marco Asensio.
Spanish sports website, Diario Gol, reports that Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger is interested in activating Asensio’s £72m release clause, but he faces competition from the likes of Manchester City and Barcelona.
According to the report, the player is said to be aware of the interest and has demanded talks with the Madrid hierarchy next week in a bid to decide his future.
Asensio is keen to remain at the Bernabeu, but feels he deserves a better deal given his performances and the level of interest in him from across Europe.
The 21-year-old has developed in to one of the most highly-rated young attackers in world football since joining Madrid from Mallorca three years ago for just under £3m.
Despite his lack of regular football last season, the attacker still chipped in with 10 goals across all competitions and he’s one of the most gifted young footballers in Europe right now so obviously he’d be a superb signing.