Chelsea will make a bogus £133million bid to Real Madrid to the secure the services of Manchester United and Liverpool target Marco Asensio, according to reports.
Asensio has been tipped to leave the Santiago Bernabeu next summer in search of regular first team football and the Premier League is reportedly on his mind as his next footballing stop.
The Spanish youngster started the season brightly when injury blighted the spell of Gareth Bale but he has come-off the bench in recent games and he is currently unhappy with playing second fiddle.
According to caughtoffside via Don Balon, Chelsea will launch a £133million offer for the silky winger as they look to replace Eden Hazard with him.
Hazard has been long admired by Zinedine Zidane and there are claims that he is viewed as the ideal successor of Cristiano Ronaldo. The Belgian has reportedly started house hunting in Madrid but Chelsea will not let him leave without signing a player of high pedigree like Asensio in his stead.
The report further claims that Asensio is in the centre of a transfer tussle as Manchester United are also looking to complete a swap deal involving David De Gea for him. The Manchester United goalie was close to joining Los Blancos in the summer of 2015 but the move failed over a bad fax machine but he is still on the transfer radar of the club.
Meanwhile, Liverpool have been hardly linked with a move for Asensio but we are made to understand that the Reds have also made a offer for him.
We wait to see how all of these pans out.