Should Liverpool sign Asensio, he would become the Reds' third summer signing, following Fabinho and Naby Keita to Anfield. We can not afford the gulf between ourselves and our rivals grow.
The likes of Southampton, Everton and Wolves have shown an interest, but the bargain price has led to the Premier League big guns making a move, and now it appears to be a straight contest between Spurs and Liverpool. As always with Don Balon, you have to take this with an almighty pinch of salt - but we can dream!
TeamTalk cites a report from Mundo Deportivo over the weekend that claimed Liverpool had submitted a stunning £158m [€180m] bid and Madrid were now considering the offer having knocked back two lower offers in the past.
Not only that, Aulas also added that this has now sparked the interest of Real (and other clubs), following the appointment of Julen Lopetegui as their new manager.
Fekir was expected to move to Liverpool before the World Cup, but Lyon released a statement earlier this month announcing they had ended negotiations.
Japan survive despite loss to Poland
Japan need only a point against Poland on Thursday to guarantee their passage to the next round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup . Poland are out of the tournament after two defeats, and they will have nothing more to play for other than pride.
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US decision that upheld the detention of Japanese-Americans during World War II. "Wow!" he tweeted just minutes after the ruling. Instead, he said, they had to send notice to USA officials in Washington so they could decide to deny or grant the waiver.
Ronaldo quiets Iran fans down from hotel room before Portugal match
VAR has been called upon in half of the 20 penalty decisions, whether to change the referee's original call or to confirm it. Iran were awarded a penalty for a handball by Cedric Soares which understandably angered the Portugal players.
Asensio signed a six-year deal at Real Madrid last September but failed to cement a regular first-team spot under Zinedine Zidane in the final third of the campaign.
On Tuesday he said: 'When the World Cup is over, we'll talk about that sort of thing, now I'm focused on selection.
The winger has been linked with a move to Liverpool in recent weeks, with Real Madrid preparing for a summer shake-up.
The 24-year-old scored 18 times and made eight assists in 30 appearances in the French top flight last season.