Barcelona plot sensational transfer for Marco Asensio with Real Madrid star having one year left on Bernabeu contract

    BARCELONA are reportedly hoping to snatch Marco Asensio from bitter rivals Real Madrid with the Spain star’s contract expiring next summer.

    The Catalan giants are looking to continue their rebuild under manager Xavi following a summer spending spree.

    Barca could move for Asensio in January or next summer

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    Barca could move for Asensio in January or next summerCredit: Getty

    Barca snapped up the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Jules Kounde, raphinha and Franck Kessie.

    And according to Mundo Deportivo, Xavi and Co would like to sign soon-to-be out of contract Real ace Asensio as their next marquee signing.

    Asensio, 26, will be out of contract at the Bernabeu next summer and could leave for free.

    The report goes on to state that if Asensio’s contract situation is the same come the winter transfer window, Barca may decide to act then.

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    Barca may be able to get Asensio for a lesser fee in January, or wait until the summer to get him for free.

    In a boost to Xavi’s side, Asensio’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has a good relationship with club president Joan Laporta.

    Barca have enjoyed a strong start to their LaLiga campaign.

    They’re still unbeaten after six games played and only trail Spanish champions Real by two points.

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    Barca ran out 3-0 winners in their last league outing.

    Lewandowski bagged a brace and Memphis Depay got the other in the win over Elche.

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