AC Milan have still got Marco Asensio on their wish list but have put talks on hold despite the forward admitting he could leave Real Madrid, it is claimed.
Asensio has been repeatedly linked with a move to Milan over the past few weeks and there is uncertainty surrounding his future given that his contract expires in 2023 and at the moment there is nothing to suggest a renewal is imminent, leaving Real Madrid with potentially just this summer window to sell and recoup a transfer fee unless something changes.
As Calciomercato.com reports, Asensio was asked about his future while at a training camp with the Spanish national team and he admitted there are currently three options on the table for him.
“At the moment I am only focused on Spain’s games. I still have one year on my contract, when I return from the national team we will talk about my situation,” he said.
“At the moment there are three options: I renew, stay until the deadline or leave this summer. My future is not linked to whether or not I can go to the World Cup. Rumours are part of the world of football, even more so when it comes to Real Madrid. Every year there are so many names, it’s something you have to live with.”
Asensio has been on Milan’s wish list for some time, but at the moment there are no negotiations ongoing because the former Majorca player is asking for a net salary of €7m net per season from his next club, to which we must then add the cost of the transfer fee. It is a substantial investment, one which Maldini and Massara do not intend to make currently.