Manchester United have made a €55 million for Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio even though his release clause is around €80 million, according to reports.
He is one of the brightest talents around the world and has caught the eyes of rival clubs in recent weeks, scoring impressive goals in the two legs of the Supercopa de Espana and finding both goals for his side as they came to a 2-2 draw at home to Valencia last weekend.
Following spiralling interest in his services, Madrid were said to have begun emergency talks to tie him down at the club with a long-term contract and a £552m release.
The Portuguese boss wanted to test the situation which is why he made a €55m offer, but it’s clear that he is seen as non-transferable as he has allegedly signed an agreement with Zinedine Zidane which will guarantee him more minutes this season.
Last year he had first-team opportunities but not as many as he would have liked but this year he will play more of an important role in the side.
United remain keen to bring in one more player before the transfer window shuts tonight but with clubs looking to keep hold of their talent, Mourinho may need to move forward without.