According to reports, Liverpool was prepared to make a £34 million offer for the 26-year-old, but Asensio, according to Diario Sport, doesn’t want to play for an English team this summer.
Asensio would rather sign on with AC Milan this summer in Italy. He would play with Divock Origi, a former Liverpool player if he were to sign with the Italian powerhouses.
It is still unclear whether Liverpool was sincere in their pursuit of Asensio.
Throughout his career, the Spain international has shown flashes of his undoubted brilliance, but he has never been able to sustain it.
Since moving to Real Madrid, the attacker has also suffered injuries frequently.
Any team trying to recruit a player will be put off by a player’s injury history, but Liverpool will be put off even more by this factor given the demands of their system.
Italian writer Fabrizio Romano indicated Liverpool’s business with regard to new players might be completed for the summer while denying claims that Liverpool was interested in re-signing Gini Wijnaldum this transfer window.
The Liverpool club is not prepared to make any other significant additions in the market as they have already committed significant sums to secure the signature of £85 million player Darwin Nuez.
It’s doubtful that Liverpool would bring in another forward even if they made another deal this summer.