Any hopes that Tottenham Hotspur may have of trying to bring Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio to the club this summer may have taken a blow.
The Express report that Liverpool, who beat Spurs in the Champions League final at the start of the month are keen on the Spanish international, however it would mean the La Liga giants wanting to bring Saido Mane to the Bernabeu.
Spurs are said to be interested in Asensio and according to a recent report from The Sun, want the 23-year-old as part of a deal that would take the wantaway Christian Eriksen to Spain – even if it means him initially coming to North London on loan.
Asensio is valued at around £85million by Madrid according to The Express and normally plays in a more attacking role which would not make him a like-for-like Eriksen replacement.
Regardless of this fact, if Asensio is available he is exactly the type of player that Spurs need to take them to the next level.
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