Jose Mourinho has reportedly told the officials at Old Trafford to make a move for Real Madrid star Isco, in order to stop him from joining cross-town rivals Manchester City.
The Premier League juggernauts have already started their preparations for the upcoming summer transfer window and have identified a common target in the form of Los Blancos’ talented playmaker.
The Spain international is said to be growing frustrated by lack of regular playing time at Madrid this season, and is rumoured to be pushing for a move away from the reigning La Liga Champions.
The 25-year-old has featured in just 32 games across all competitions this campaign.
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As per the report by Don Balon, both the Manchester giants are aware of Isco’s current situation at the Bernabeu. City are reportedly the front-runners for his signature, but according to the Spanish outlet, Mourinho is planning to land Isco himself to avoid his transfer to the Etihad.
It was further claimed that the Red Devils could offer a colossal €150 million to acquire the Spaniard’s services. However, Real manager, Zinedine Zidane is still fixated on the fact that he wants Isco to stay in the Spanish capital ‘his whole life’.
“I believe in what I do, and I want Isco to stay here [Real Madrid] his whole life,” the French tactician recently stated.
“Isco is a very good player. So El Chiringuito’s report is a lie, and I am answering in order to put an end to this. We have 25 players and everyone is important. Perhaps Isco won’t play every game but I am counting on him.”