Chelsea are very eager on signing Isco from Real Madrid.
Reports suggest the Spain international could cost around £47m after making just 6 appearances this season.
Once a favourite of Zinedine Zidane, Isco has completely fallen out of the manager’s favour in his second stint in charge. The 27-year-old is still one of the best creative midfielders out there and could give Chelsea a much-needed boost centrally.
The Blues are yet to sign a player since getting their transfer ban lifted. Frank Lampard is primarily thought to be targetting a striker but he would not miss the chance to get his hands on Isco. The Chelsea manager, however, has been coy on the club’s plans to make additions this January.
“We are certainly joined up on recruitment,” he said. “I know we haven’t done anything yet so there is no proof in that but we are joined up.
“I have very close conversations with Marina [Granovskaia, director], Petr Cech [technical and performance adviser] and Scott [McLachlan], who is the head of our recruitment department. They know what I want and I will be fundamentally in the middle of who and what we bring into the club.”
Frank Lampard could unlock Isco’s true potential with N’Golo Kante playing him in midfield or even next to him.