Tottenham and Arsenal could be gearing up to vamp up their rivalry by competing to sign Isco from Real Madrid.
That’s according to Diario Madridista, who report that both North London clubs are monitoring the situation in case Real decide to let the player go.
Of course, Spurs were linked with him in the summer too, but it’s not clear on what basis, so that may have just been a rumour.
With just two years left on his current deal, the attacking midfielder is also being considered as an option by Manchester City, though the problem for Pep Guardiola would be fitting him into an already congested squad.
Malaga, the player’s former club, are keen, but they may well find it difficult to compete financially with the Premier League trio.
Isco is yet to sign a new contract, as he hasn’t even been offered one by Los Blancos. The 24-year-old sounds like he’s ready to up sticks, telling Marca:
“If they don’t want me to renew, I won’t go asking for it.”
Comments like that are going to alert his many suitors, so it will certainly be interesting to see where he ends up if he does move on in the New Year.