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Arsenal eye second Real Madrid move as Arteta ‘makes contact’ with £35m star

It’s barely been 24 hours since Arsenal sealed a deal for Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid and Mikel Arteta and sporting director Edu are already looking at his former teammate

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Arsenal have reportedly made ‘contact’ with Real Madrid over a move for Marcos Asensio as Mikel Arteta targets his second signing from Spain’s capital this summer.

It’s barely been 24 hours since the Gunners sealed a deal for Martin Odegaard and they are already looking at his former teammate.

Asensio’s future is up in the air after an injury-plagued few seasons with Madrid.

Carlo Ancelotti’s men are not actively looking to sell the midfielder but are aware of the interest he is receiving from the Premier League and would consider parting ways if the right offer presented itself.

Tottenham, Arsenal and Liverpool are a few of the clubs in the frame for Asensio, but Arteta’s men are the side who appear to be the most serious about signing the Spaniard out of the Premier League trio.



Marco Asensio could leave Real Madrid this summer
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The Gunners have made ‘contact’ with the La Liga giants who believe talks should start at around the £35million mark, according to Fichajes.

Arsenal have been busy in the transfer window this summer as they look to bounce back from a disappointing season where they finished outside the European places for the first time in 25 years.







The north London club secured two signings on the one day on Friday as Odegaard arrived from the Bernabeu following his impressive loan spell last term, before Aaron Ramsdale completed his £24m move from Sheffield United.

But Arsenal are still planning on making more additions before the window shuts in ten days’ time with another attacking midfielder on the agenda.



Arsenal have already been in business with Real Madrid this summer as they signed Martin Odegaard
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And it seems Arteta and sporting director Edu are hoping to take advantage of their good relationship with Madrid once again following their successful negotiations for Odegaard as they open talks for Asensio.

The 25-year-old burst onto the scene for the La Liga outfit in 2016/17 as a youngster and, at the time, was one of the hottest prospects in world football.

But he has failed to kick on since then and could revive his career with a new change of scenery.











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