- Zinedine Zidane is ready to rejects bids for Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio.
- The 23-year-old midfielder was linked with a move away from Real Madrid with Liverpool among the clubs interested
- Zidane insists the midfielder is not leaving since returning to Real Madrid
Zinedine Zidane is set to stick with Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio despite interest from the likes of Liverpool, Bayern and Manchester United.
The Mirror claims club chiefs were keen in offloading Asensio in the summer to free up funds to sign other targets.
However, with Zidane’s return to the Santiago Bernabeu, the Spaniard is expected to continue his development under the Frenchman which was dicey after his unceremonious departure last summer.
The 23-year-old Asensio has been reportedly linked with Real Madrid exit with top clubs among potential suitors.
But Zidane insists the midfielder is not leaving Real Madrid.
"I have spoken to him and told him that he will be fundamental to the team. And I want him here with us,” Los Blancos boss Zidane was quoted as saying.
Interestingly, Asensio, who joined Real Madrid in 2014 from Mallorca has claimed two Champions League trophies at Real Madrid - both of which were under the French manager.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Bayern Munich are planning to sign £105m highly-rated Marco Asensio from Real Madrid star this summer.
The 23-year-old midfielder has scored just five goals and two assists in all competitions for Los Blancos this campaign.
Daily Mail reports that the Bavarians have shifted focus to signing the Spaniard after failing to land Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi during January transfer window.
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