PSG ‘try to open talks with Real Madrid to sign three-time Champions League winner’ but face Premier League competition

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN are trying to open talks to sign Marco Asensio, according to reports.

The French giants want to bolster their squad before the transfer window closes tonight.

Marco Asensio is struggling for game time at Real Madrid and is wanted by PSGCredit: Alamy

Asensio, 27, is out of contract at the Bernabeu at the end of the season, meaning he will become a free agent in the summer unless a new contract is signed.

But according to Spanish outlet Relevo, PSG are willing to stump up the cash to get a deal over the line for the three-time Champions League winner this month.

They want to steal a march on clubs in the Premier League – including Arsenal and Manchester United – Serie A and even arch-rivals Barcelona with a last-ditch swoop.

However, Real Madrid are refusing to even enter negotiations with PSG and have no intention of selling the attacker they signed from Mallorca in 2014.


Los Blancos instead want to renew Asensio’s contract with Carlo Ancelotti insisting the 35-cap Spanish playmaker is a key member of his squad.

Asensio has made 24 Real Madrid appearances this season – but just six of those have come as a starter.

Real have a crunch few weeks coming up with the Club World Cup, Liverpool in the Champions League, a Madrid derby against Atletico and Barcelona in the Copa del Rey semi-final.

But with the player not getting the game time he wants, he’s reportedly asked agent Jorge Mendes to address the issue with the Real Madrid board – who will not budge on their stance.

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Contract negotiations for Asensio did start over the World Cup break but are yet to yield an agreement.

Now talks are said to have stalled, leaving Asensio uncertain over his future.

PSG are also set to land Hakim Ziyech on loan from Chelsea.

The Morocco World Cup star has dropped even further down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge following the arrivals of Mykhailo Mudryk, Noni Madueke and Joao Felix.

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