Sarri to get his man! Chelsea ‘to submit’ £70 million offer with Real Madrid keen to sell Isco
Fresh reports have claimed Chelsea are ready to submit £70 million to try and prise Isco away from Real Madrid in the January transfer window.
The Spaniard has frustrated the fans and club this season with some below par performances, and has found his game time very limited at the Bernabeu with the likes of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Gareth Bale and Isco all ahead of him in the pecking order.
And that has led to talk President Florentino Perez is ready to cash in and use the funds to land target Eden Hazard from Chelsea in the next few transfer windows, as they seek to finally fill the void that could be left by star Cristiano Ronaldo, who signed for Juventus in the summer.
Now reports on the Metro website Isco is upset with Real Madrid and boss Santiago Solari for the lack of confidence and game time, having played less than under former boss Zinedine Zidane last season and the Spaniards are ready to cash in.
The report goes on to say Chelsea are ready to offer a £70m transfer fee to Madrid and give Isco a four-and-a-half-year deal worth £250,000 a week.
The likes of Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool and Juventus are also linked with a possible switch, so Chelsea will have to fend off come competition if they want to seriously get a deal done for the Spaniard.
Could he end up at Stamford Bridge? Here is what we think.
Isco is not yet in the prime of his career and has incredible ability on the ball, the fact that Hazard could be followed out the door by the likes of Willian and Pedro next summer, means Sarri will have to find more than one replacement for the departing stars.
He has the vision, quality, dynamism and ability to be that special player all three clubs are lacking in attack, and considering he has at least six-years left playing at the very top of the game, £80 million is not a big amount of money.
And if the reports are true and he is keen to leave the Spanish giants, then he would be a very welcome addition to the Premier League.