Real Madrid Reportedly Make Approach for AC Milan's Suso

Christopher Simpson@@CJSimpsonBRFeatured ColumnistNovember 2, 2018

MILAN, ITALY - OCTOBER 31:  Fernandez Suso of AC Milan looks on prior to the serie A match between AC Milan and Genoa CFC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on October 31, 2018 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)
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Real Madrid have reportedly been in touch regarding AC Milan winger Suso

According to Il Corriere della Sera (h/t Calciomercato.com), the Spaniard has caught the attention of Los Blancos, and he is said to be reciprocal to their interest.

Suso is reported to have a €38 million (£33.4 million) release clause that's valid until July 15 next year for clubs outside Serie A, and Chelsea are also said to be in the queue for his signature.

The 24-year-old joined Liverpool as a youngster but made just 21 appearances for the Reds before joining Milan, having struggled to impress at Anfield.

The winger has become an important figure for the Rossoneri and contributed eight goals and 14 assists in all competitions last season.

In 10 Serie A matches in this campaign, he's already halfway to matching those tallies:

OptaPaolo @OptaPaolo

11 - Suso (four goals, seven assists) and Cristiano Ronaldo (seven goals, four assists) have been involved in the most Serie A goals this season. Holy.

On Wednesday, he scored a fine effort to help Milan record a 2-1 win over Genoa:

Eleven Sports @ElevenSports_UK

| 💥 | Start your November off by watching Suso's wonder-strike for AC Milan from every angle. 😍 #PureFootball #SerieA https://t.co/Fg7jdxdBrS

Such a goal has become a familiar sight for Suso, who specialises in cutting in from the right before unleashing efforts with his left foot.

ESPN's Matteo Bonetti and Scouted Football's Jake Entwistle are among many who have been impressed with him:

Matteo Bonetti @TheCalcioGuy

Lionel Messi deciding to dress up as Suso for Halloween needs to be applauded

Jake Entwistle @JakeEntwistle

Suso is in some seriously incredible form.

Real Madrid would be a significant step up for the winger, but they are in need of someone who can make the difference in the final third as they have struggled since Cristiano Ronaldo's departure in the summer.

Los Blancos sit ninth in La Liga, having scored just 14 goals this season, half the number Barcelona have managed.

Few players could replicate the numbers Ronaldo produced each year in Madrid, and Suso has yet to show he could do that, but he has proved himself to be a match-winner for Milan.