As rumour linking Luis Enrique as the most preferred manager to take over from Antonio Conte at Chelsea increases, former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has identified one of his first signings and has reportedly told Chelsea he wants the club to sign Real Madrid prodigy, Marco Asensio. Don Balon revealed that Luis Enrique told Chelsea board if he is to take charge of Chelsea, he wants Marco Asensio to be part of his plans. Chelsea board are in for a rude awakening and are expected to be busy in the summer transfer window if they want to avoid a slum next season. To remain competitive and win major trophies, you have to spend money. Chelsea are in a dogfight to cling onto their top four position and avoid a end of the season collapse, 3-0 defeat to Bournemouth and 4-1 humiliation at the Vicarage Road saw Tottenham and Arsenal breathing heavily behind them. They have Champions League clash against Barcelona and in between that they face both Manchester City and Manchester United at the end of the month as well. However, El Gol Digital Real Madrid will only listen to an offer 22-year-old Asensio if Spain international if Chelsea are willing to let go of Belgium captain Eden Hazard. But Chelsea are resolved to keeping Eden Hazard from Real Madrid who are a long-term admirers of Belgian international and he is yet to sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge. Asensio who recently signed a new deal at Real Madrid last September and is currently under contract until 2023 is unhappy at Madrid, he sees less of playing time as Real continue to endure the season from hell domestically. With the World Cup around the corner, Asensio is eager to make Madrid starting eleven Real boss Zidane thinks he's not good enough to make the starting line up. Roman Abramovich has set his sights on securing a deal for Bernabeu star Asensio, and that deal is dependent on Chelsea willingness to let go of Hazard. Hazard and Asensio could be ready to swap places in their respective dressing-rooms. Hazard senior ( Eden Hazard's father) claimed his son is holding out for an approach from Real Madrid before deciding on his future. But Chelsea feel confident they can get Madrid to sell Asensio by offering them a fee of £119m. But if they must sell their star man, reports suggest they would want close to £150million. Related Articles Another flop? Luis Enrique wants Luis Suarez to lead Chelsea attack if he takes over at Chelsea. Messi forced Luis Enrique out of Barcelona 21 year-old Spanish forward eager to move to Manchester United Marco Asensio improve deal cause division in the squad Marco Asensio angry at Zidane Aside Enrique requesting for Marco Asensio, Chelsea are eager to bring in some fresh talents who will not only mesmerise the club fans with breathe taking performance, but will also have huge market value if there's need to sell. Marco Asensio has already caught the eyes of many around Europe, but does he possess the ability to offer a different dynamic in attack, does he possess physicality, aerial strengths and ability take out stubborn defenders. Can he shoulder the responsibility for his team if Chelsea decide to part ways with Hazard. Should Chelsea rather stick with Hazard and forget about Asensio or should they cash on the Belgian and bring in Asensio? What are your takes? Have a say, drop your comments below.