Manchester United are said to have reignited their in Real Madrid sensational attacking midfielder Marco Asensio and want to sign him this January.
According to latest report from Spanish media outlet Don Balon as reported by Daily Star, the Red Devils have tabled an offer for Asensio signature.
Jose Mourinho is an admirer of the Spanish midfielder and wants to have him in his team before the end of the month as he seeks to catch up with runaway league leader Manchester City.
The 21-year old midfielder is one of the most sought-after youngster in Europe right now. His exploit has caught the attention of elite clubs including Arsenal, Chelsea Liverpool and United.
Asensio has however struggled for regular play time in Madrid star studded team this season. He has only started nine La Liga games, scoring four goals and creating three assists.
The report also said that United has back-out interest in injury prone Gareth Bale and wants the youngster instead.
However, it’s yet to be seen if Real Madrid will allow Asensio to leave the Spanish capital now or later in the summer.
The Spain international is highly rated at Santiago Bernabeu and was handed a new six-year deal at Madrid last September, keeping him at the club until 2023 with an unbelievable release clause of £442m