Chelsea have “intensified” their pursuit of Real Madrid attacking midfielder Marco Asensio, according to Diario Gol.
The Spanish website report that the 22 year old is unsettled at the Bernabeu, and has told Real president Florentino Perez that if an offer from Chelsea is received, he would like to leave.
Asensio has not had the minutes on the pitch he has expected or was promised this season, and he believes his situation won’t change as long as Zinedine Zidane is the manager.
The Frenchman is reportedly not convinced by the Spanish international and it seems the only way the midfielder stays at the club is if the Real Madrid boss is sacked.
Chelsea meanwhile are said to be keen on Asensio as their primary target if Eden Hazard does decide he wants to leave Stamford Bridge in the summer.
The Belgian international’s current contract expires in 2020, but despite numerous reports that he is close to signing an extension, no deal has been signed as of yet.