Real Madrid transfer news: Asensio wants out, Icardi emerges as top target, and more - 23rd October 2017
Asensio not happy with his game-time
Marco Asensio is now considering offers from Manchester City and Manchester United for a summer move next season after not getting regular playing time since the start of the new season.
The report has been further confirmed by Diario Gol, who claim that the Spaniard is finding it hard to battle the likes of Isco, Gareth Bale and Lucas Vasquez for a place in the starting XI and his agent has assured him of a starter role in Premier League.
Despite their steady start to the season, both Manchester clubs are looking to add quality to their sides and have identified Asensio as a possible target for next season.
However, both clubs need to remember that Asensio recently signed a contract extension with Real Madrid and his current release clause stands at €700 million.
Icardi linked with Bernabeu switch
Real Madrid have stepped up their chase to sign Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi to boost their attacking options next season, reports Calciomercato.
Icardi has been on Real Madrid's radar for last 12 months and his consistent performance has convinced Zinedine Zidane that the Argentine is fully capable of leading the attack for his side.
Icardi recently starred in Inter Milan's 3-2 win over AC Milan where the striker netted a sensational hat-trick.
According to reports, Real Madrid scouts were present for that game and have approved Icardi's transfer if an agreement could be reached between the two clubs.
Benzema offered in a deal for Kane
Despite showing strong interest in signing Mauro Icardi, Real Madrid will not give up their chase for Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane, reports Don Balon.
Los Blancos are ready to offer Karim Benzema and a hefty load of cash to sign Kane at all cost next season.
Kane has been one of the best players in last 2-3 seasons and as it stands, he has scored more goals than Cristiano Ronaldo in the year 2017, which has further convinced Florentino Perez to make a move for the Englishman.
Spurs are likely to hold out for a £200 million asking fee for Kane, and given Daniel Levy's negotiation abilities, Real Madrid will end up paying more than they would have hoped for if they want to sign the 2-time Premier League golden boot winner.