According to the Manchester Evening News, Manchester City are not pursuing the transfer of Isco from Real Madrid.
The Spaniard is expected to cost around £90m but Pep Guardiola is not interested in spending that sort of cash. City’s number one target for the winter transfer window is Ajax midfielder, Frenkie De Jong but a deal might not go through any time soon, with a number of club’s vying for the 21-year-old’s signature.
Isco has surprisingly struggled to fit into the Madrid side after the departure of Zinedine Zidane as club manager. He has started just 5 games out of a possible 13 in the La Liga this term. Solari has an upward battle of stabilising the Los Blancos into winning ways and might not include Isco too much into his regular plans.
For the midfielder, taking the backseat behind Dani Ceballos or Lucas Vazquez is not ideal at this point of his career. The Spaniard established himself into a key figure for Madrid and for the senior national team as well.
Despite previous links to City, Isco might not get the recognition he wants at the Etihad either. Guardiola already has a stacked lineup of Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and Bernardo Silva in the attacking midfield position with Illkay Gundogan also capable of playing the position.
His agent has been spreading word over his availability and latest reports have linked him with Chelsea.