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 there have been rumors for some time that he could leave the Spanish giants to look for a new challenge. Previous reports have already linked Arsenal with a move, while Newcastle United are also said to be admiring the Spanish star.

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

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Asensio, who has been dubbed a ‘world-class’ talent, is said to have a huge release clause in his £400m-plus contract. Naturally, Madrid know they will sell far less than that figure if they part ways.

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

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The Real Madrid star has been an integral part of Los Blancos’ success lately. However, under Ancelotti he has been more on the periphery this season, featuring in the starting XI just 19 times in the 33 games he has played.

If Asensio decides his future lies away from Madrid, then you’d have to say Arsenal should do 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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