- Madrid is looking to cash in on Ascencio this summer with the midfielder demanding a significant pay rise
- The Spaniard is the primary target for Milan, although the players contractual demands would shatter their salary cap
- Premier League sides are queuing up to acquire the attacker, with Newcastle ready to make him the clubs highest earner
Real Madrid winger Marco Asencio has multiple offers on the table this summer, with the Los Blancos side keen to cash in before the Spaniard’s contract expires next season.
Asencio’s initial priority was to remain in Madrid and sign a new agreement, although negotiations have stalled due to the players salary demands.
The Mallorcan and his agent Jorge Mendes have been pushing for a pay rise on his current £138,000 weekly salary, requesting Madrid match the offers made from overseas clubs. With Asencio unlikely to be starter for the coming season, Madrid is now inviting bids around the £40 million mark.
AC Milan holds a long-standing interest in the player, although his contractual demands could push the player towards a move to the Premier League with Newcastle United , Arsenal and Manchester United all waiting on a response from the player.
RedBird Capital will be looking to announce their arrival in Serie A with a marquee signing this summer, although not at any cost. Asensio’s £8 million annual package demands would shatter their tightly controlled wage structure, mindful Rafael Leão would expect parity with the clubs’ top earners. His extension this summer is viewed as a key priority.
Further meetings between Madrid and Mendes are now scheduled for next week to thrash out Ascenio’s future.