ARSENAL have reportedly held transfer talks with Real Madrid star Marco Asensio.
And the player’s “very angry” mood could help seal a summer deal.
Asensio, 27, is out of contract this summer after spending the last seven seasons at the Bernabeu.
He has bagged 55 goals in 266 games for Los Blancos, winning three titles and three Champions Leagues in the process.
But Sport claims Asensio is fuming over his lack of minutes this term.
His 31 appearances have mainly come from the bench.
And Asensio is unlikely to renew his Real deal after being left “very angry.”
That has opened the door for a potential free transfer to Arsenal.
Mikel Arteta is keen to boost his squad with experienced, quality players.
And the Gunners have already held talks with Asensio’s people over a move to England.
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AC Milan have also made contact with Jorge Mendes, who became Asensio’s agent last year.
But it’s believed the player harbours a secret wish to join Real’s rivals Barcelona.
Xavi Hernandez is said to be a big fan of Asensio.
And the player himself would have no issue making the infamous switch.
Talking about Asensio’s Real Madrid future, boss Carlo Ancelotti said last month: “He looks good to me, I don’t know if he will stay or not.
“He may or may not stay, I don’t know, I don’t care much.
“We have a very important challenge this season. The important thing is that he is contributing like last year.
“Let him continue like this and the club will make the most appropriate decision.”