Jose Mourinho 'to make Marco Asensio marquee signing'

Mourinho 'to make Asensio marquee signing'
© Offside
A report claims that Manchester United could pay up to £177m to sign Marco Asensio, who they will persuade to leave Real Madrid with a big-money contract.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly hoping to sign Marco Asensio from Real Madrid in a £177m deal ahead of next season.

The Red Devils boss is said to have been told by club chiefs that he will be financially backed once again next summer, having also spent big to bring in Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic and Victor Lindelof in the most recent transfer window.

Asensio has been linked with a move to United in the past, but his hefty asking price is understood to have put the Premier League giants off making a formal approach for the time being.

Spanish outlet Don Balon suggests that Mourinho has already reached out to the 21-year-old, however, with United willing to go big next summer to make him their marquee signing of 2018.

The report also claims that Asensio, who has four goals and two assists from eight La Liga starts this term, will be persuaded to leave the Bernabeu with a five-year contract worth £24m a season in wages.

Samuel Umtiti in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Read Next:
Man Utd 'planning Samuel Umtiti swoop'
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
3Liverpool23138254282647
4Chelsea23145441162547
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
6Arsenal23116641301139
7Burnley239771920-134
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
9Everton2376102538-1327
10Watford2375113342-926
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
13Bournemouth2366112435-1124
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
17Southampton2349102334-1121
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account