Liverpool launch shock £42m transfer bid for Real Madrid star

Liverpool bid £42m for Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio. (Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Liverpool have seen their €50 million (£42m) bid for Marco Asensio rejected by Real Madrid, according to reports in Spain.

AS and Cope claim that Asensio has attracted interest from a host of clubs around Europe and Jurgen Klopp’s side have followed up with a huge £42m offer.

But Madrid have turned down Liverpool’s approach and have no intention of selling the 21-year-old,

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