Chelsea at the front of the queue to seal superstar transfer if other major deal goes through

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Chelsea would reportedly be Marco Asensio’s first choice if he decides to seal a transfer away from Real Madrid this summer.

The Spain international could be keen on a move to the Blues if he views himself as having been replaced at the Bernabeu by rumoured transfer target Neymar, according to Don Balon.

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This is exciting news from a Chelsea point of view, with Asensio undoubtedly looking a world class player in the making after a fine rise in the last couple of seasons.

Still only 22 years old, Asensio has great skill, intelligence and a hammer of a left foot that makes him one of Europe’s top attacking players on his day.

Were Chelsea to sign him this summer it would be a serious statement after their disappointing campaign in 2017/18.

The west Londoners finished outside of the top four and will not be in next season’s Champions League, though they did at least win the FA Cup.

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Marco Asensio would be a fine signing for Chelsea

Chelsea’s failure to finish in the top four, however, has seen Don Balon also claim Hazard has urged his agents to get him a move to Real Madrid.

While it remains to be seen if that would go through, Hazard’s situation means it could be worth landing a creative player like Asensio as a long-term replacement.

Still, as Don Balon note, this largely hinges on how Asensio feels at the end of the summer and if a big name like Neymar is brought in.

Gol Digital have also linked Asensio with Manchester United.

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