Real Madrid are set to give Marco Asensio a new deal with a world-record £442m release clause, according to reports.
Asensio has become one of Real’s most highly-rated players after breaking into Zinedine Zidane’s team and scoring four goals so far this term.
And Spanish paper AS are now reporting that Real chiefs are keen to to tie down Asensio to a new deal until 2023.
The report claims the release clause on the contract would be £442m which is there to deter any bids from rivals.
Real are worried after Barcelona saw Neymar move for a world-record £198m after Paris Saint-Germain activated his release clause.
And the Champions League holders have been busy giving their top stars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos, Lucas Vasquez and Luka Modric fresh terms.
Asensio’s deal is expected to be announced after Real’s clash with Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.
Marcelo, Isco, Dani Carvajal, Karim Benzema and Marcos Llorente have also signed new contracts showing Real’s desire to keep hold of their squad.
Llorente was the latest to sign after reports the La Liga club had already rejected over 20 offers for the youngster as they believe he could be their next midfield maestro.
Real got back to winning ways at the weekend after a shock defeat to Real Betis.
A brace from Dani Ceballos in the first half was enough to give them a 2-1 win over Alaves.
Cristiano Ronaldo struck the woodwork twice but is still on the hunt for his first league goal of the season.