Liverpool prepare £67m bid for Real Madrid attacking star

Liverpool are reportedly ready to up their interest in Real Madrid playmaker Marco Asensio.

The Champions League winners are yet to make a first-team signing during the summer transfer window, despite the departures of Alberto Moreno and Daniel Sturridge.

However, Jurgen Klopp is expected to act before the start of the new campaign, with a new playmaker potentially on his list of priorities.

According to El Desmarque, the German is said to be prepared to pay £67m in order to secure the services of Spain international Asensio.

The 22-year-old endured a below-par season at the Bernabeu, although that has done little to reduce his stock in the transfer market.

Real need to free up space on their wage bill at some point in the coming weeks if they are to sign Paul Pogbafrom Manchester United.