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BREAKTHROUGH: Liverpool cleared to beat Chelsea to stunning €120million transfer after formal approach

Liverpool have been told they can seal the Marco Asensio transfer from Real Madrid for a club-record fee of €120million after making an approach over the player.

The Spain international is considered one of the best young players in world football, but is going through a difficult time at the Bernabeu this season.

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It now seems Asensio has his price and Liverpool are among his suitors, with Diario Gol stating Madrid will listen to big-money offers, and that €120m would get the job done.

This follows the 22-year-old attacking midfielder also being linked with Chelsea, who are in the hunt for a replacement for Eden Hazard.

The Belgian looks certain to leave Stamford Bridge after months of speculation, with Asensio an ideal player to come in and fill that role.

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Marco Asensio in action for Real Madrid

The Blues could in theory have some advantage over Liverpool in a deal for Asensio due to perhaps being able to land him in a swap deal with Madrid involving Hazard.

However, Diario Gol’s report suggests Liverpool are in a strong position as well, and in fairness, the Reds perhaps look a more tempting move for a talented young player at the moment.

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