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Report: Arsenal have made contact with 'world-class' players agent; release-clause is over £400m

According to a report from The Mirror, Arsenal are still exploring the possibility of signing Marco Asensio from Real Madrid this summer.

Asensio is out of contract next summer and rumours have been rife for a while that he might move on from the Spanish giants to seek a new challenge. Previous reports have linked Arsenal with a move already, while Newcastle United are also thought to admire the Spanish star.

However, the Mirror claims that Arsenal are now firmly back on the trail of Asensio. Real Madrid are said to be wanting an answer from the player on his future by the end of next weekend. That could push Los Blancos into selling the midfielder this summer, rather letting him go next summer for nothing.

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Asensio, who has been dubbed as a ‘world-class’ talent, is believed to have a huge release-clause in his contract of more than £400m. Naturally, Madrid know they’ll be selling for considerably less than that figure if they do part ways.

The 26-year-old has been part of Madrid’s hugely successful squad in the last few years. He’s won three Champions League titles, as well as three La Liga championships.

TBR’s View: Marco Asensio Improves Arsenal Instantly

There are certain players on the market who improve most teams in the world and Marco Asensio is one of them.

The Real Madrid star has been integral to Los Blancos’ success in recent times. However, under Ancelotti he’s been more on the periphery this season, only featuring in the starting XI 19 times out of the 33 games he played.

Should Asensio decide that his future lies away from Madrid, then you’d have to say Arsenal should be doing what they can to get him. He has quality, as we all know, but that winning mentality of being part of such a successful team is also vital.

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