Reports: Chelsea Willing To Pay £119m For Real Madrid Star
Reigning Premier League champions Chelsea are reportedly willing to pay Spanish giants Real Madrid £119 million (R1.97 billion) for one of their prized talents.
According to Don Balon, the Blues are set to make a sensational bid for Spain international Marco Asensio at the end of the season.
The Spaniard has been linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu in recent months, with reports suggesting that England is most likely his next destination.
Chelsea, who are currently in fifth place on the EPL log, are hoping to strengthen their squad by any means possible after suffering a disappointing season.
Real president Florentino Perez is apparently not keen on selling Asensio, though, and is expected to reject any proposal made for the forward in the coming months.
Asensio could also be in line for more game time next season as Los Blancos seem more likely to allow Gareth Bale to leave the club.
The former Tottenham Hotspur winger has struggled with injury of late, and there is speculation the player is desperate to return to England.
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