Real Madrid are prepared to sell forward Marco Asensio in January.
That’s the claim being made in an article by Marca, who are reporting that the European champions would consider letting the Spain international go for £100m once the transfer window opens.
They do say that manager Julen Lopetegui, whose future is the subject of plenty of speculation following a poor start to his reign at the Bernabeu, is the man who is thinking about sanctioning a deal.
So it remains to be seen whether the La Liga giants are genuinely mulling over the prospect of allowing the highly-rated twenty-two year old leave halfway through the campaign.
Many thought that he would be able to step up this season and fill the considerable gap left behind by Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo following his move to Juventus.
But Asensio has only managed to notch one single goal in eleven appearances so far as Los Blancos have struggled to recreate the form that saw them win the Champions League for a third season in a row.
Liverpool are believed to be interested in signing the Spaniard, but the price tag and competition from big spenders Paris Saint Germain and Chelsea could scupper any deal.