According to The Mirror, Arsenal are hoping to snap up Real Madrid playmaker Isco in January, possibly on loan until the end of the season.
Chelsea have though opened up something of a gap at the top of the table, meaning that manager Arsene Wenger may seek to bring in some reinforcements during the January transfer window.
However, the attacking midfielder hit just five goals last season, and has become something of a bit-part player under Zinedine Zidane – and The Mirror claim that the Spanish international is now getting frustrated.
Isco has just 18 months left on his contract at Real Madrid, and whilst the London Evening Standard recently claimed that Tottenham want to land him permanently, it’s their North London rivals Arsenal who are now keen.
It’s stated manager Wenger would like to take Isco on loan for the rest of the season with a guaranteed permanent deal at the end of that – though there’s some gap in valuations as Arsenal allegedly want to pay £17million plus add-ons, where as Real want £25m.