Manchester United are ready to splash the cash to bring in Real Madrid star Isco, according to reports from the Spanish media.
The €30 million-rated playmaker has fallen down the pecking order at Real Madrid since the La Liga giants appointed Zinedine Zidane as manager in January.
The Spanish attacker still remains in Zidane’s good books, but has been unable to leapfrog the likes of Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez from Real’s starting line-up.
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His contract will expire in the summer of 2018, which has led speculations suggesting Madrid could even cash in on him as soon as the January window opens.
And Spanish media outlet Don Balon reports that Jose Mourinho is keen to spend some big money to bring Isco to Manchester United.
United have the bank balance to blow a stubborn Real Madrid out of the water, and lure Isco to the Premier League.
Mourinho is hoping the Spain international’s attacking prowess can eventually lift some pressure that is engulfing Paul Pogba.
Pogba has proven signs of his quality over the past few weeks, but still hasn’t been able to justify the £89 million the Red Devils paid to bring him from Juventus in the summer.
United have struggled going forward with their tally of 22 goals – the joint-lowest of any team in the top half of the table.
Only Zlatan Ibrahimovic has hit double figures for the Reds this season, having netted 14 goals in 24 matches.