Manchester United is set to make Real Madrid star Marcos Asensio a marquee signing next season, according to report in the Spanish news outlet.
The Old Trafford giant is reportedly hoping to table a bid of £177m
deal ahead of the coming season, Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho is being backed by the Red Devils chiefs having spent big to bring in Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic and Victor Lindelof last summer.
Asensio has been linked with a move to United in the past, but his hefty asking price is understood to have put the Premier League giants off making a formal approach for the time being.
Spanish outlet Don Balon suggests that Mourinho has already reached out to the 21-year-old, however, with United willing to go big next summer to make him their marquee signing of 2018.
Asensio has been in scintillating form for the La Liga champions, the former Real Mallorca forward has scored four goals and two assists from eight La Liga starts this term.