Isco appears to be on borrowed time at Champions League holders Real Madrid, but a report in Spanish news source OKDiario via the Express states that if the Spaniard does leave, there is no chance he will go on the cheap.
 
Real Madrid have the leverage of an enormous £620 million release-clause in Isco’s contract, so if Chelsea are indeed going to make official advances they will have to be ready to stump up a potentially club-record breaking bid.
 
Spanish journalist Eduardo Inda is quoted in the Express saying that a move away from Real Madrid could very well be on;
 
They [Real Madrid] consider that Isco is not involved in the group, that he is doing his thing, that he is having problems with his weight… so he is thinking of going to the Premier League.”
 
He has an offer from Chelsea and another from Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.”
 
Recently-appointed Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari hasn’t favoured playing Isco since taking charge, and a rumoured fall-out is said to be exaggerated;
 
I spoke the other day [to Isco]. These are things that happen, they are decisions that have to be made. That’s it.”
 
Isco, 26-years old, has only played one full game for Madrid in La Liga this season and that came in the 5-1 drubbing to rivals Barcelona. The creative midfielder missed out entirely on the matchday squad against Roma in the Champions League.
 
Despite this fall from starring in the first XI, Isco has enjoyed a supremely successful time at the club winning four Champions League titles and a La Liga title – it’s little surprise to see Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea linked to a player who could make a huge impact in the Premier League.
 
Having done business with Madrid over the season-long loan of Mateo Kovacic, Madrid could be open to doing the right deal with the Blues in the new year or next summer.

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