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Marco Asensio has been linked with a move to Liverpool, but the Spaniard is reluctant to make the switch.
Reports suggested Liverpool were ready to line up a £34 million bid for the 26-year-old, but Diario Sport believe Asensio doesn’t want to join an English side this summer.
Instead, Asensio would prefer to join AC Milan in Italy this summer. If he were to join the Italian giants, he’d be playing alongside former Liverpool man Divock Origi.
Whether Liverpool were genuinely serious in their pursuit of Asensio is not yet clear.
The Spain international has shown glimpses of his undeniable talent throughout his career, but has never been able to back it up with consistency.
The forward has also continually struggled with injuries since joining Real Madrid.
Injury proneness is a major deterrent for any club when looking to sign a player, but especially for Liverpool when the demanding nature of their system is taken into consideration.
When quashing reports insinuating Liverpool were interested in re-signing Gini Wijnaldum this transfer window, Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano also suggested their business regarding incomings could be done for the summer.
The Anfield club have already set aside considerable resources to acquire the signature of £85 million man Darwin Nuñez, and thus aren’t prepared to make any other big signings in the market.
Even if Liverpool were to make another signing this summer, it’s unlikely that another forward would be brought in.
Before Aurelien Tchouameni completed his move to Real Madrid last week, he was a priority for Liverpool. That suggests next on the agenda for Liverpool would be a midfielder.
However, according to reports, that search for a new midfielder has been postponed until next summer.
Marco Asensio thus won’t be joining the Anfield outfit this summer, nor any other Premier League side.
That said, AC Milan’s interest in the player is worth keeping a note of.
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